“The performance of this Korean superstar is very surprising
Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman in the 2023 Major League Seattle Mariners away game held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, USA the day before (9th) and recorded 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 steals and 1 run in 3 at-bats.
Ha-seong Kim came out as the lead batter in the first inning and walked on base against Seattle starting pitcher Emerson Hancock. Afterwards, he stole second base from Fernando Tatis Jr.’s follow-up at bat. Then Ha-sung Kim did not know how to stop. During Juan Soto’s at-bat, Ha-seong Kim took advantage of Hancock’s negligence and succeeded in stealing third base. Thanks to Kim Ha-seong, who immediately stole the 25th and 26th bases of the season, Soto connected the score even though it was just a ground ball in front of the pitcher.
In the top of the 3rd inning, with no one out and no runners, he attacked Hancock’s 4th pitch sinker and went on base with a hit to the left center. With this, Kim Ha-seong resumed his multi-on-base streak, which was unfortunately cut off in the game on the 9th. Here is a 15-game hitting streak decorated. In 2015, Matt Kemp (then San Diego, 15 consecutive hits) set the record for the longest game hitting streak in 8 years.
Ha-sung Kim’s “stealing instinct” continued.
He stole his 27th base of the season when he stole second base again off Tatis Jr.’s at-bat. This was the most stolen bases in a game Ha-seong Kim recorded since his major league debut, and was a step that enabled him to rank fourth in the national league stealing category.
Fan Nation, a local American media, praised Ha-sung Kim with the title “How Ha-sung Kim became the best player in the major leagues.”
Fan Nation said, “Ha-sung Kim’s performance this season is a record that can be called the best player in the major leagues.” “It is better than Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, who are being mentioned as MVP candidates. In particular, the win contribution (WAR) is the most overwhelming in San Diego.” said.
In fact, Kim Ha-seong is posting a good record of 0.288 batting average, 15 homers, 41 RBIs, 63 points, 27 stolen bases, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.835 in 110 games this season. At his current pace, he is expected to break through the 300 batting average and record 38 stolen bases.
In addition, Ha-seong Kim’s contribution to victory (hereinafter referred to as bWAR) measured by Baseball Reference, a website specializing in statistics in the United States, is 5.9, ranking second behind Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels, 9.0). Then, another statistics site, Fan Graph, ranked 7th in the win contribution fWAR with a figure of 4.4.
The media said, “Tatis Jr. has been mentioned as a player representing San Diego, but now Ha-seong Kim is the representative player and can be seen as the best player in the major leagues.”안전놀이터
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-seong is taking a break on the 11th. After that, on the 12th, he will go to Arizona Chase Field to face the Arizona Diamondbacks. San Diego announced Blake Snell as the starting pitcher, and Rein Nelson was predicted by Arizona.