Name is pronounced heeyuhn soo kim…Attended Shinil High School in Seoul, South Korea...In September 2005, he competed for the South Korea national junior team, that was runner-up at the sixth Asian Junior Baseball Championship in Seoul...In 2005, he won the Lee Yeong-min Award, given annually to the most outstanding high school hitter in South Korea...Signed by Orioles scouts Mike Snyder and Brett Ward…Married, wife's name is Mihyeon Park.
Became the first Korean-born player in Orioles history when he made his Major League debut on 4.10 vs. TB...Collected his first ajor League hit with a single in the second inning...Notched a 10-game hitting streak from 7.26-8.8 in which he hit .324 (12-for-37) with five walks, one home run, and one RBI...Slugged his first Major League home run on 5.29 at CLE (solo HR off Jeff Manship in top of the seventh inning)... Slugged his first career home run at Oriole Park on 8.4 vs. TE; (off A.J. Griffn)...Collected his first career RBI on 4.23 at KC...Recorded his first career Major League stolen base on 6.8 vs. KC...Registered a career-high four hits on 8.18 vs. HOU, going 4-for-5 with his first career triple...Slugged his first career pinch-hit home run on 9.28 at TOR...Went 6-for-9 (.667) as a pinch-hitter...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only three other active players began their careers with at least six hits in their first nine pinch-hit at-bats: Josh Bell, Evan Gattis, and Denard Span (all went 6-for-9)...Left the 7/10 game vs. LAA in top of the second inning with a right hamstring strain...Placed on the 15-day DL on 7/19 (retroactive to 7/11) with a right hamstring strain...Reinstated from the 15-day DL on 7/26...Tied for second among AL rookies in games with three or more hits with seven such games... Notched a career-high three RBI on 6/28 at SD (2-for-3, with a double and a home run)...Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career (6.28 at SD, 6.30 at SEA)...Hit safely in 62 of his 90 games (with an at-bat) while hitting .302 (92-for-305)...Started in left FIELD in the 2016 AL Wild Card Game at Toronto (0-for-4).
Set career highs with 141 games played, 28 home runs, 121 RBI, 103 runs, and 101 walks with the Doosan Bears • Hit .326/.438/.541 (167-for-512) and ranked sixth among Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) batting leaders in RBI • Tied for seventh in home runs and runs scored, eighth in hits, and tied for 14th in batting average • He will become the first Korean-born player in Orioles history when he makes his Major League debut.