‘7th in WAR in both leagues’ Kim Ha-seong’s soaring value, overtaking the MVP giants… Defensive is overwhelmingly 1st

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong is making a big success in the air defense every day, raising the stock price.

Ha-seong Kim, who is being talked about winning the Gold Glove this season, is expected to be voted for in the MVP vote. This is because he has risen to the top of the NL in WAR, where players’ values ​​can be compared as a unified standard.

Kim Ha-seong started as shortstop at number 8 in the home game against the Chicago Cubs held at Petco Park on the 6th (Korean time) and contributed greatly to the 5-0 victory by going 2 hits, 1 walk and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.

Two days after the Cubs game on the 4th (2 hits in 2 at-bats), Kim Ha-seong, who wrote his 10th multi-hit game of the season, raised his batting average to 0.251 (44 hits in 175 at-bats) with 5 homers, 19 RBIs, 23 runs scored and 11 stolen bases. , marked an OPS of 0.742.

San Diego, which showed its concentration for the first time in a long time, maintained 4th place in the NL West with a record of 28 wins and 32 losses. The gap between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, tied for first place in the district, has decreased to 7 games, and it is still 4 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, who are ranked 3rd in the wild card.

San Diego took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning with Gary Sanchez’s two-run homer and Kim Ha-seong’s double from the left with one out and second base. Kim Ha-seong pulled Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks’ 88.9 mph inside sinker on the ball count 3B1S, brushed the side of third baseman Patrick Wisdom, and hit a double that flowed into left field, bringing second base runner Matt Carpenter home.

San Diego, who escaped to 4-0 with a timely hit by Jake Cronenworth in the 3rd inning, closed the game at the bottom of the 8th inning with 1 out and 1 bases loaded on Carpenter’s sacrifice fly to center fielder.

Kim Ha-seong struck out on a swing in the second at-bat in the 4th inning, and in the 7th inning, after hitting the pitcher’s foot after one death, he went to base with an infield hit, then Brandon Dixon’s hit and Lougned Odor’s grounder went to third base, but Fernando Tatis Jr. went away with a grounder from second baseman and did not reach home.

In the 8th inning, he chose a walk from 2nd, 1st and 3rd base, but again failed to score.

Kim Ha-seong, who proved his value again with multi-hits and a high ratio, was ranked 7th in both leagues with a 2.8 WAR in the Baseball Reference.

Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco (3.7), Texas second baseman Marcus Simien (3.4), Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (3.3), Toronto shortstop Bo Vichet (3.1), Cubs starter Marcus Stroman (3.1), Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ohtani Shohei (3.0) is followed by Kim Ha-seong.

In the NL, he is third behind Acuna Junior and Strowman. Dodgers first baseman Freddy Freeman, who was voted 2020 NL MPV and NL Player of the Month last May, is seventh with 2.6, while teammate outfielder Juan Soto is ninth with 2.3. Last year’s NL MVP St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is outside the top 10 with a 2.3 ERA. This means that Kim Ha-seong’s performance is higher than that of heavyweight MVP hitters as an objective indicator.

If you vote for the MVP now, Ha-seong Kim’s vote rate may not be easy.

Of course, the defensive WAR is 1.7, maintaining the first place overall. It is 0.3 higher than second-place Toronto outfielder Kevin Kiermeier (1.4). It’s overwhelming.

It is confirmed that Kim Ha-seong’s defense is already at the top level in the major leagues. In an interview reported by The Athletic that day, Kim Ha-seong said, “When I first came to the major leagues, I didn’t even think of the Gold Glove.” If you do, you can be rewarded,” he said, revealing his enthusiasm for the award.먹튀검증

The Athletic said, ‘Kim Ha-seong plays three positions and is running first in the major leagues with DRS (Defensive Run Save) +13.’

Fellow third baseman Manny Machado predicted that Ha-sung Kim would win a strong Gold Glove award, saying, “Ha-seong Kim doesn’t care about his position. He wants to be the best defender anywhere. This year will definitely be Ha-sung Kim’s year.”

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