Kim Ha Sung finally got used to ML pitchers
Kim Ha-sung (27, San Diego), who marks his second season in the Major League Baseball (MLB), is now a big leaguer. Local authorities seem to acknowledge this.
FanGraph, a U.S. baseball statistics website, had a time on the 24th (Korea Standard Time) to introduce the power rankings of 30 major league teams in the third week of May.
San Diego, which has 27 wins and 14 losses (0.659) in the season as of Sunday, is in second place, 0.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, the leader of the National League West. In this performance, San Diego was evaluated as the next group to the top four teams.
The media first cited Manny Machado (30), who is currently showing a hot sense of hitting, as the reason for San Diego’s rise. Machado, who has a batting average of 0.3748 home runs and 27 RBIs in 41 games, is currently ranked No. 1 in the National League batting average, on-base percentage (0.446) and slugging percentage (0.619)
At the same time, the media mentioned Kim Ha-sung’s name, saying, “San Diego is being helped by the unexpected performance of the players.” He is batting .2224 with 18 RBIs and an OPS of 0.715 as he filled the vacancy of main shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (23), who left due to injury 토토사이트
Although his performance is normal, he has made great progress compared to last year’s (OPS 0.622). In particular, it is noteworthy that the batting average against the fastball rose from 0.369 to 0.472. Thanks to this, the ratio of barrel batting (batting with a batting average of 0.500 and a batting average of 1.500 or higher) has more than doubled from 4.5 percent to 9.9 percent.
Considering that fast ball adaptability is the key to Korean players’ settlement in the big leagues, it can be seen as a positive factor. The media also gave a good evaluation, saying, “Kim Ha-sung, who had a hard time in his first year, seems to have finally adapted against Major League pitchers.” He also added, “All of this was made without Tatis Jr.”
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-sung, who has consistently produced hits with five hits in the last five games, was excluded from the starting lineup against Milwaukee on the 24th. Instead, Robinson Cano, 40, will start as second baseman and Jake Cronenworth, 28, as shortstop