Kim Ha-seong’s batting average of 0.212 in June plummeted… but the reason why it doesn’t matter at all
San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong was silent for three consecutive games토토사이트. However, Ha-seong Kim’s heavy bat is not a problem at all in the field.
On the 14th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as the 8th batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Cleveland Guardians match held at Petco Park in San Diego, USA.
Ha-seong Kim was sluggish with no hits in 4 at-bats, but San Diego won 6-3.
Ha-sung Kim’s season batting average and on-base percentage fell from 0.241 and 0.341 to 0.236 and 0.335, respectively. If you look at June alone, he’ll go down further with a batting average of 0.212, an on-base percentage of 0.333, and a slugging percentage of 0.303. In the last 6 games, the bat is too heavy with 2 hits in 20 at-bats and a batting average of 0.100.
However, Kim Ha-seong boasts an overwhelming and stable defense enough to offset his sluggish batting. Ha-seong Kim played 38 games at second base, 18 games at third base, and 10 games at shortstop this season. He plays almost perfectly every position in the infield except for first base and catcher.
‘Sports Illustrated’ said, ‘There is no one who reduces the value of Kim Ha-sung among the San Diego club or fans. Every time he enters the plate, all the spectators at Petco Park chant Kim Ha-sung’s name. There is a reason for putting expectations on Kim Ha-sung’s play.’
Then, ‘Kim Ha-seong is the most versatile infielder in San Diego. He plays every position the team needs. He revealed his goal for the Gold Glove for the first time in 2023. It is a story that Kim Ha-seong realized his level by himself.
‘Bleacher Report’ praised Kim Ha-seong as an all-star infielder.
Bleacher Report reported that Ha-seong Kim is the most valuable player in San Diego when it comes to bWAR (contribution to victory versus substitute players evaluated by Baseball Reference, a baseball statistics site). He deserves an All-Star selection. He is also eligible for the newly established Utility Player Gold Glove. The value provided by Ha-seong Kim is enormous,” praised Ha-seong Kim.
Ha-seong Kim is nominated for the second baseman category in the 2023 Major League All-Star Game.