‘I see an all-star’, ‘evolving’ Kim has better offensive pace than last year…OPS up nearly a point

June 3, 2023 0 Comments

Ha Sung Kim is evolving every year.

When he made his debut in 2021, he struggled to adjust to the fastballs of MLB pitchers. His batting average barely broke the double digits.

But in 2022, he seemed to get the hang of it and increased his batting average by almost five points.

This year, it should be even higher. That’s because his pace is better than last year.

In the first 57 games of last year, Kim posted an offensive slash line of 0.211 (batting average)/0.291 (on-base percentage)/0.337 (slugging percentage). His OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) was 0.628.토토사이트

In 57 games to start the year, he had a slash line of .241/0.337/0.380. His OPS is 0.716. His batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage are all up. In particular, his OPS increased by nearly a percentage point.

His defence has also become more solid. Despite moving to second base, he has the best defensive WAR (wins above replacement) in MLB.

At this rate, he could make the All-Star team.

Meanwhile, four South Korean players have played in the MLB All-Star Game: Park Chan-ho, Kim Byung-hyun, Choo Shin-soo, and Ryu Hyun-jin.

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