Attended Ansan Technical High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, and led his team to their first National Championship pitching four complete game wins in the tournament, earning MVP honors with an 0.96 ERA...Member of the South Korea U-18 World Cup Champions as a 16-year old in 2006 earning World Cup MVP honors...Kim and his wife, Sang Hee, reside in Incheon, South Korea, with their daughter, Minjoo, and son, Minjae...Kim's nickname is "KK."
Named KBO Best Pitcher with the SK Wyverns posting a 17-6 record with a 2.51 ERA in 190.1 innings with 180 strikeouts...Led the KBO in quality starts (24) while ranking second in wins and strikeouts, third in ERA and innings pitched...Was a road warrior earning 13 of his 17 wins on the road going 13-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 16 appearances. Struck out exactly 90 batters both at home and on the road...Made 26 starts of 6.0 innings or more with 24 of those quality starts including a run of 16 straight quality starts from 5/15-8/25...Struck out a season-high 10 batters over 5.0 innings vs. Hanwha (5/9) and threw a season-high 8.0 innings vs. Kiwoom (8/8) allowing one unearned run...Went 8-1 over nine starts from 6/19-8/20 posting a 1.67 ERA over 59.1 innings and did not allow more than two earned runs in any start during the stretch...Made one relief appearance, tossing one-third of an inning vs. KT Wiz (9/15) allowing a run on two hits with a strikeout...Pitched for South Korea in the Premier 12 posting a 1-1 record with a 2.89 ERA in two starts, striking out 10 in 9.1 innings. Threw 6.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball against Canada. Qualified South Korea for the 2020 Beijing Olympics with a second place finish.
Ranked 10th in the KBO with 11 wins.
Missed the entire season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
• Led SK Wyverns with 11 wins, edging out teammate and current Arizona Diamondback Merrill Kelly...Made six relief appearances, his most since seven during his rookie season in 2007.