He’s a Gold Glove candidate who plays defense and baserunning… Chicago Sox Machine “Kim Ha-Sung should be traded and used as a No. 1 hitter”
GG finalist for NL second baseman-utility award this season
Sox machine says, “We need to sign Ha-Sung Kim and make him our No. 1 hitter”
“San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong is a player with a fast motor and great defense.”
‘Sox Machine’ in Chicago, USA, reported on March 30 (KST), “San Diego appears to be rebuilding. Kim is 28 years old, has a 4.4 WAR, can get on base, and plays great defense with his quick feet.”
This is the second straight season that Kim has been named a Gold Glove finalist. Last season, he stepped into the shortstop spot vacated by Fernando Tatis Jr. and played fantastic defense, earning the National League shortstop Gold Glove nomination.
After losing his shortstop job when Xander Bogaerts joined the team, Kim switched to second base this season. San Diego manager Bob Melvin (now of the San Francisco Giants) moved Jake Cronenwirth to first base and made Kim the starting second baseman.
The move paid off. While Kim struggled to adjust to playing second base early in the season, he became a solid defender as the season progressed. There were many instances where he quickly chased down balls that separated the second baseman from the shortstop. 토스카지노 도메인
Kim’s fantastic defense has paid off. The Padres went 82-80 this season, missing out on the wild-card race, but Kim was a finalist for the National League Gold Glove at second base and utility.
In addition to his defense, Kim was also an offensive force. In 152 games, he had a career-high season, batting .260 (140-for-538) with 17 home runs, 60 RBI, 38 doubles, a .351 on-base percentage, a .398 slugging percentage, and a .749 OPS.
He showed tremendous improvement, especially at the plate. After stealing just 12 bases last season despite his quick feet, Kim stole 38 bases this season. That was good for fifth in the National League (NL) in stolen bases.
Despite his incredible performance, there were trade rumors. ”Kim, who is a year away from free agency, could be traded as San Diego looks to overhaul its infield,” The Athletic reported on May 25. He still has one year left on his contract, but he could be sent away to reorganize the team.
“The Chicago White Sox have been a disappointment over the past five years,” says Sox Machine. The White Sox can make some investments to make up for past mistakes while adding younger players.”
The White Sox missed the postseason for the second straight year last season and this season. Their record this season was 61 wins, 101 losses, and a .377 winning percentage in 162 games, good for fourth place in the American League Central.
Therefore, the team is now planning to make some major changes and hope to rebound next season. That’s why Sox Machine highly recommended Ha-Sung Kim to the White Sox. They said they should bring in Kim and Jake Cronenwirth and send back four players, including Eloy Jimenez and Gavin Sheets.
“He’s a 4.4 wRC+ player with a high on-base percentage and great defense with quick feet,” Sox Machine said. Sox Machine’s projected lineup for the White Sox has Kim batting first and second.
Kim has seen the most time at first base this season. In 73 games, he batted .268 (77-for-287) with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs. After getting on base in the first inning, he used his quick feet to get into scoring position. He totaled 11 stolen bases in the first inning.
In addition to that, I also wrote down a hopeful lineup with Cody Bellinger batting fourth and playing right field. ”There’s a lot of hope on this roster,” said Sox Machine, “with a faster lineup, better on-base percentage, and better defense that will help the pitching staff. I hope White Sox general manager Chris Getz is realistic in his evaluation of the roster.”