San Diego Padres coach Bob Melvin did not spare praise for Ha-seong Kim (28) among many players on the team. In particular, thumbs up were raised for his performance without ups and downs.
On the 23rd (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as the first hitter and third baseman in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ match against the Miami Marlins held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA.
In the third at-bat, Ha-seong Kim hit the first hit of the game. He hit opposing starter Jesús Lu Sardo’s first pitch slider and made a heavy hit. Ha-seong Kim’s hit was able to change the atmosphere with a hit that came after 13 batters after Jake Cronenworth’s at-bat after one out at the end of the second inning.
However, after Ha-seong Kim went on base, there was no chance. Kim Ha-seong, who recorded the final score of 4 at-bats and 1 hit that day, maintained the previous season batting average of 0.280. The team lost 0-3, but Kim Ha-seong’s performance was impressive, as he produced hits and made several hits.
This year, Kim Ha-seong continues to play a big role in airborne. He has a .280 batting average (117 hits in 418 at-bats) with 17 home runs, 49 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases for an OPS of .816. In addition to his batting average, he is writing new career highs in all major offensive indicators such as home runs, RBIs, stolen bases, and OPS.
The day before (22nd) against Miami, he recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats (1 home run), 4 RBIs, 2 runs and 1 steal, including his first big league home run and 300 hits in his career, laying the foundation for the team’s 6-2 victory. Like when playing in the KBO league, his strong offense is reviving.먹튀검증
Of course, the excellent defense is the same. rather developed. Ha-seong Kim showed stable defense enough to rank second in the shortstop category of the National League Gold Glove last year, and he is maintaining that trend this season.
He does well at any position, including his regular second baseman (667⅔ innings), third baseman (208⅓ innings), and shortstop (119⅓ innings). He is pitching in 995⅓ total innings at second base, third base, and shortstop, but has made just six errors. He plays perfectly as an infield multiplayer and is energizing the lineup.
As Kim Ha-sung’s performance continued, the US local media recently scrambled to shed light on Kim Ha-sung’s performance.
Director Melvin highly praised the fact that Kim Ha-seong showed consistent performance without deviation. In fact, Kim Ha-seong maintains steady performance every month. Excluding the sluggish monthly batting average of 0.177 (14 hits in 79 at-bats) in April right before the opening, the monthly batting average was 0.276 (21 hits in 76 at-bats) in May, the monthly batting average was 0.291 (25 hits in 86 at-bats) in June, and the monthly batting average was 0.337 in July. (30 hits in 89 at-bats), and has a monthly batting average of 0.284 (23 hits in 81 at-bats) in August. His batting average is batting average, but most importantly, he consistently gets on base and gets hits.
Ha-seong Kim failed to get on base in two consecutive games from May to today’s game only once (against the Cleveland Guardians on June 14-15). He is in charge of the leadoff, the leading edge of the offense, and is performing more than 100%.
Although the new record was broken recently, he continued his 16-game hitting streak from the Pittsburgh Pirates match on the 25th of last month to the Arizona Diamondbacks match on the 13th.
In addition, from the Detroit Tigers on the 23rd of last month to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 8th, he played 2 on-base games in 15 consecutive games, completing the record of tying two on-bases in Asia’s longest 15 games set by Ichiro Suzuki.
In a recent interview with ‘MLB.com’, manager Melvin expressed his gratitude for Ha-sung Kim’s unchanging performance, saying, “Sometimes we were depressed, but Ha-sung Kim’s play was not at all. It was always important to us. He is a player with a lot of energy.” told
The US local media ‘Sports Illustrated (SI)’ also said, “Ha-seong Kim continued to help the team survive the wild card competition with consistent play throughout the year. It was a difficult season for San Diego, but Ha-seong Kim provided the stability the team needed. He set an example and developed into one of the better players.”
He continued, “Ha-seong Kim will continue to be one of the main players leading the team even after this season is over. He has made a special growth as a baseball player.”
In addition, the official website of the Major League, ‘MLB.com’, said, “Ha-seong Kim is becoming a star this season. He is having the best season ever as a second baseman in San Diego.” , I get goosebumps just thinking about how the season will go.”
The San Diego club also used the official SNS to mention Ha-seong Kim’s rise with witty phrases such as “Ha-seong Kim’s sensation is Real” and “S in HSK (Ha Seong Kim) means slam (Grand Slam)”. .