’21 Home Runs – 38 Stealing Bases Pace’ Kim Ha-seong, is it possible for Asia’s first 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases that Ichiro and Choo Shin also failed to do?
- on Aug 12, 2023
Can Ha-seong Kim (28) of the San Diego Padres become the first Asian player to hit 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases? 먹튀검증
Kim Ha-seong, who is in his 3rd year in the major leagues this year, is making the best season. In 110 games, he had a career-high .835 OPS with . In particular, his performance in the second half was really hot with an OPS of 1.052 with a batting average of 3.7 6 Lee (35 hits in 93 bats), 5 homers, 10 RBIs, 19 points and 11 stolen bases in 25 games.
In particular, the home run and stolen base pace are considerable. Kim Ha-seong has already broken the record for the most home runs in a single season by surpassing the 11 homers recorded last season, and the stolen bases are breaking the record for the most stolen bases in a single season by a Korean player, surpassing the 22 stolen bases recorded by Shin-soo Choo in 2010.
Kim Ha-seong is close to achieving 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. He would finish the season with 21 home runs -38 stolen bases if he kept up his current pace. Among Asian major league players, only Shin-soo Choo (2009, 2010, 2013) and Shohei Ohtani (Angels, 2021) achieved 20 homers and 20 stolen bases. This is the first record among Asian infielders.
Kim Ha-seong, who is showing an increasingly good figure in the second half, succeeded in stealing 3 bases in one game for the first time since his major league debut against Seattle on the 10th (Korean time). If Ha-seong Kim raises his stealing pace a little more, he may become the first Asian major league player to achieve 20 home runs -40 stolen bases. Even Ichiro Suzuki, the best player in Japan with 3089 hits in his major league career, achieved 40 stolen bases five times (2001, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011), but failed to hit 20 homers and thus failed to achieve this record.
Ha-seong Kim is also writing a new club record for stolen bases. He currently ranks fifth in stolen bases in the National League and has stolen the most bases in San Diego since Trapis Yankowski (30 steals) in 2016. If he reaches 40 steals, he becomes the 10th San Diego player to reach 40 steals since Cameron Maybin (40 steals) in 2011.
Kim Ha-seong, who is already having the best season, is most important to maintain the current pace for the rest of his season. Attention is focusing on whether Ha-seong Kim, who showed a completely different appearance in the second half, will be able to maintain a hot feeling of hitting until the rest of the season.