Kim Ha-seong, Whose Stamina was Depleted

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Kim Ha-seong, Whose Stamina was Depleted, "Even Though it was Difficult... I Think I did Really well this Year"



In September, the batting average was 0.178… Challenge 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases in the remaining 15 games


Kim Ha-seong (27), who has emerged as a solid starting infielder for the San Diego Padres of the American Professional Baseball Major League, expressed satisfaction as he looked back on the 2023 season.


Ha-seong Kim said in an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune, a local San Diego media outlet, on the 15th (Korean time), "I personally think he had a really good season." 토토사이트


If Ha-seong Kim received attention last year for his defensive ability, this year he is recognized as a player with the triple combination of offense, defense, and defense.


Ha-seong Kim, who played in 141 games this season, is recording a batting average of 0.268 (132 hits in 492 at-bats), 17 home runs, 58 RBI, 80 runs, 35 stolen bases, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.771.


He appeared as a starter at second base (89 games), third base (28 games), and shortstop (15 games), and he still has the defensive ability to protect the infield tightly.


In addition, he possessed both strength and speed to become the first Korean fielder to aim for 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases.


Ha-seong Kim, who played in 150 games last season, more than in one KBO league season (144 games), put a lot of effort into preparing physically ahead of this season.


The San Diego Union Tribune reported, “Ha-Seong Kim said last year that it was a challenge to show a high level of performance throughout the season in MLB.


“His thoughts on what it takes to survive a season through efforts to strengthen his off-season stamina have not changed,” said


Kim Ha-seong, adding, “The season is really long,” and “It’s really hard.


Still, I do my best to maintain my vitality and play at the highest level to help the team win.


“My job is to maintain vitality,” he said.


In fact, Ha-seong Kim’s bat has slowed down this month.


His batting average for the season, which was 0.277 until August, fell to 0.268.


In 11 games in September, his batting average was only 0.178 (8 hits in 45 at-bats). , there are no long hits.


As he played as the number one hitter without a break, he seemed to have exhausted all his stamina.


He did not play at all in the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 13th and took a break, but returned as a starter in the game on the 14th and went silent with no hits in four at-bats.


Ha-seong Kim acknowledged that he was exhausted with the end of the season just around the corner, but expressed his pride, saying, "If you compare the numbers from last year and this year, you ran more, hit more, and participated in more games.


Even though it was still difficult, you did really well this year."


Ha-Seong Kim, who rested one more day because there was no team game on the 15th, will play a visiting game against the Oakland Athletics starting on the 16th.


With only 15 games left until the end of the regular season, he sprints one last time to achieve 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases.