San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong is showing a good hitting feeling in the second half. As of the second half, the team has the highest batting average.안전놀이터
Ha-seong Kim recorded a multi-hit game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 16th (hereafter Korean time). It was his sixth multi-hit in August alone. The next day, in the last game away from Baltimore, he went 4 at-bats and recorded an anti for 2 consecutive games.
His season batting average remains in the second half of the 2nd half. Until the 17th, it was 20 8 4 ri. However, looking at the second half alone, he has the highest batting average among San Diego’s main players with a batting average of 3.4 and 5.0 until the 31st. Shortstop Xander Bogarts, who earned 280 million dollars in 11 years, is .302, and Jake Cronenworth, the first baseman, has a batting average of .267.
Juan Soto, a big shot outfielder who won the National League Silver Slugger three times, is 2.65. Fernando Tatis Jr., who raised a lot of expectations, is only 2.27. In addition, Kim Ha-seong is showing his long hitting power. Among the top seven, he hit five homers, the third most after Soto (nine) and Manny Machado (six).
Still, looking at the league as a whole, it hasn’t gotten more attention yet. When MLB.com ranked the power of big league hitters, it’s no wonder that the Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (42) and the Atlanta Braves’ Matt Olsen (43) were mentioned first.
Following Daman Ohtani and Olsen, Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr., LA Dodgers’ Freddy Freeman, Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, Chicago Cubs’ Cody Bellinger, Texas Rangers’ Corey Seager, Houston Astros’ Kyle Tucker, Miami Marlins’ Luis Araez, and Kansas City Royals’ Bobby Witt Jr. made the top 10.
Next, Soto, Houston Jose Altuve, and Tampa Bay Rays Yandy Diaz received votes, but Kim Ha-seong did not. As of the second half, Soto received the vote rather than Kim Ha-seong, who is playing the role of ‘attack spearhead’ in the team as the first hitter.
Soto has been batting .407 OPS, .906, 24 homers and 75 RBIs this season through the 17th. He is a central hitter in San Diego. He is the only player in the team with Machado (21) and more than 20 home runs to keep the center of the batting order.
However, his batting sense has not been good lately. On the 9th and 10th, during the two consecutive matches against Seattle, he went 0-for-8 in 8 at-bats, during the 3-for-6 Arizona expedition on the 12th and 14th, he had 3 hits in 14 at-bats, and on the 15th and 17th in 3 matches at home in Baltimore, he only had 1 hit in 8 at-bats.
The hitter power rankings organized by MLB.com were announced later, and although it was outside the top 10, Soto, not Kim Ha-seong, was named.