San Diego’s First Half MVP is Kim Ha Sung[SS Spotlight]
San Diego Padres second baseman Ha Sung Kim is the team’s first-half MVP, according to the press corps.온라인바카라
He’s given the team hope and entertained fans when the high-priced players couldn’t get out of their slumps. The numbers speak for themselves. He’s batting .258 with 10 home runs, 31 RBIs, 43 runs scored, 16 doubles, and a .757 OPS.
You can read about his rapid evolution in his third year in the MLB. Last year, in 150 games, he hit .251 with 11 home runs, 59 RBIs, 58 runs scored, 12 doubles, and a .708 OPS.
This year, his WAR (wins above replacement) is 4.0, the highest among pitchers and fielders. He is tied for fifth among all MLB outfielders with Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.
Last year, Kim’s WAR was 4.9. He’s 29th overall in MLB, and he’s been steadily improving for two years in a row. His WAR is an excellent measure of a player’s value, which is why he’s often recognised as the MVP of his team in the first half by reporters. For the team, it’s a great value for money.
Brian Kelly, the host of MLB Network’s MLB Now, a sanctioned Major League Baseball broadcast, salivates over Kim’s monster performance whenever he analyses the Padres. It’s just a shame he wasn’t selected for the 2023 All-Star Game in Seattle.
Where Kim is most pleased with his first half is his home runs. In the major leagues, hitters are judged by home runs and pitchers by strikeouts. With double-digit home runs in the first half of the season, Kim showed that he has plenty of power. His goal before the season was 15. With 10 now, it will be interesting to see how many more he adds in the second half.
Manager Bob Melvin has recently pegged him as a tablesetter given his high walk rate. Despite the occasional passive strikeout, his .347 slugging percentage is second only to Juan Soto’s (.421) among hitters with at least one plate appearance. His 0.757 OPS in the first half is due to a combination of his on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The MLB average OPS in the first half is 0.730.
Kim, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract in 2021, has begun to rebound after a rough rookie year. Personal hitting coach Choi Won-je expressed confidence before the season, saying, “It’s clear that he will be better than last year.” So far, so good.
San Diego second baseman Kim Ha-seong showed off his power with 10 home runs in the first half. AFP After a lacklustre May, Kim has recorded eight multi-hit games since June and has maintained a steady batting average above .250. He has five home runs since June.
The team rebounded to go 5-1 in the final six games of the first half, so there’s hope for more of the same from Kim in the second half.
San Diego Padres second baseman Ha Sung Kim is the team’s first-half MVP, according to the press corps.온라인바카라 He’s given the team hope and entertained fans when the high-priced players couldn’t get out of their slumps. The numbers speak for themselves. He’s batting .258 with 10 home runs, 31 RBIs, 43 runs scored, 16 doubles,…