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- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
South Korean outfielder Kyung-min Na is a player in the San Diego Padres' organization.
He was originally signed at age 18 by the Chicago Cubs as an international free agent; the scouts were Steve Wilson and Aaron Tassano. Na was assigned to the Boise Hawks of the Northwest League to start his career in 2010. In spite of a mediocre hitting line, he played regularly, getting into 66 games with a .208 batting average. He had only 5 extra-base hits - 4 doubles and a triple - but showed good plate discipline with 21 walks. In 2011, he played at four different levels. He hit a sizzling .360 in 28 games for the AZL Cubs, but only .171 in 25 games for Boise. With the higher-level Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League, his average was .258 in 28 games. He also played 2 games for the AA Tennessee Smokies, going 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts. Overall, he played 83 games and his batting line was .268/.358/.312, showing potential as a leadoff hitter. He drew 33 walks and stole 20 bases in 30 attempts, displaying good speed and plate discipline to offset his lack of power.