‘Now nationwide’ annual salary of 10 million dollars ↑, ‘Kim Ha-sung long-term contract’ When will the SD move?

 Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) became the only Korean big leaguer to play as a starter this season and became a ‘national star’. Statistics confirmed that he performed in the top 5 of the major leagues in the first half.

Ha-seong Kim finished the first half in 5th place, the highest ranking this season, in Baseball Reference WAR (bWAR).

Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman once in the final game of the first half against the New York Mets held at Petco Park on the 10th (Korean time), and scored 2 hits and 1 run in 4 at-bats, spearheading a 6-2 victory.

On the 8th against the Mets, Kim Ha-seong, who hit a double in the 7th inning and was greedy for third base and was tagged out, went into the dugout and kicked a bucket of water to show his fighting spirit. revealed again.

Kim Ha-seong, who scored first with a left-handed hit in the first inning and Manny Machado’s 3-run home run from 1 out 2nd and 3rd base, added a left-handed hit in the 6th inning, showing off his 16th multi-hit game this season.

Kim Ha-seong played in 85 games in the first half and recorded a batting average of 0.258 (71 hits in 275 at-bats), 10 homers, 31 RBIs, 44 runs, 16 stolen bases, an on-base percentage of 0.349, a slugging percentage of 0.411, and an OPS of 0.760. He is fourth on the team in batting average, tied for fourth in home runs, tied for third in runs scored, and first in steals. It is said that he played an active role as a key member in the attack. He’s been playing leadoff lately and energizing the offense.

Not to mention the defense. He appeared in 59 games at second base, 18 at third base, and 12 at shortstop. When Zander Bogatz and Machado were injured, or when physical strength was needed, the bench looked for Kim Ha-seong. According to Fangraphs, OAA (10) ranks 7th and DRS (11) ranks 7th among all fielders in both leagues.

In the end, on the last day of the first half, Kim Ha-seong ranked 5th overall with 4.1 in the bWAR category. His defensive bWAR is 2.1, which ranks first among all fielders. Ha-seong Kim did not miss a moment of first place throughout the first half of the defensive bWAR. Based on his solid defense, his batting ability has also been upgraded to the next level, and he has emerged as the main infielder with pitching for the first time this season.

WAR is a popular indicator in player evaluation these days. It can be said that in the first half of the year, he was listed in the top 5 players who played baseball best in the major leagues. bWAR covers all airborne stocks.

The first place is Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels with a 6.5. Ronald Acuna Jr., an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves who leads the NL MVP competition, was second with 5.0. Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco ranked third with a 4.3 ERA, and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts ranked fourth with a 4.1 ERA. Next is Kim Ha-seong.

Chicago White Sox outfielder Lewis Robert Jr. (4.1), Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Araez (3.9), San Diego outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. (3.9), Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (3.9), Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll (3.8). 6 to 10 were formed. Of course, in San Diego, Kim Ha-seong ranks first in terms of pitching, and in terms of fielders, Tatis, Juan Soto (3.5), and Xander Bogatz (1.5) appear in that order.

The Athletic said in an article summarizing the first half of San Diego that day, ‘When Machado and Bogatz groaned due to injuries and sluggishness in May and June, respectively, the depth problem became much more serious, and Ha-seong Kim appeared as a second baseman to attack and defend. He wrote that he contributed to the expansion of the lineup by taking off. In San Diego, the MVP of the first half is definitely Kim Ha-seong.해외안전놀이터 추천

Ha-seong Kim, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract in December 2020, could become a free agent after next season. There is a mutual option for a buyout of $2 million with an annual salary of $7 million in 2025, but Kim Ha-seong can give up this. If he continues his performance next year as he did this season, he will become a ‘precious body’ that is worth calling in the FA market at the end of next year. It’s safe to say that he’s already passed the $10 million average annual salary (AAV).

The right time for San Diego to pursue a contract extension with Ha-Sung Kim is from the end of this year to the start of the next season. Machado (10 years, $350 million), Bogarts (11 years, $280 million), and Jake Cronenworth (7 years, $80 million), among San Diego’s main infielders, completed long-term contracts last winter. Now it’s Kim Ha-seong’s turn.

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