Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) is not good with 2 hits in 17 at-bats in the last 5 games. He went in for a breather.
On the 18th (hereinafter Korean time), in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Atlanta Braves held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, Ha-seong Kim started as second baseman No. 6 and struck out 1 in 4 at-bats. In 16 games for the season, 13 hits in 55 at-bats, a batting average of 0.236, 2 homers, 4 RBIs, 4 runs, an OPS of 0.706.
Kim Ha-seong hit 4 consecutive games from Atlanta on the 9th to New York Mets on the 12th. In addition, he succeeded in reaching base in six consecutive games, starting from Atlanta on the 7th and before the Mets on the 12th. During this period, he was fine with a 0.286 batting average of 6 hits in 21 at-bats. On the 10th, against Atlanta, he drew a two-run arch with a ‘golf swing’. 메이저놀이터
However, from the match against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 14th to this day, in 5 games, 17 at-bats, 2 hits, batting average is 0.118. It seems that he has started to catch his breath. His batting average, which had soared to the 2/8 level, fell to the 2/3 level. Of course, it is still very early in the season, so we have to watch with a long breath.
In April of the 2022 season, Kim Ha-seong finished with 13 hits in 48 at-bats, a batting average of 0.271, 3 homers, 10 RBIs, 13 points, and an OPS of 0.927 in 16 games in April of the 2022 season. It seems that we need to work hard to make it as good as last April. Last year, after the propaganda in April, the sense of hitting bottomed out in May and June, and rose in July and August.
San Diego lost 0-2 on the day, failing to attack Atlanta left-handed starter Max Fried. He failed to pick up a run even after giving up six hits. Leadoff and starting shortstop Xander Bogarts struggled with two hits. Bogarts batted 0.362, 4 homers, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.010 in 18 games, the best in San Diego’s lineup.
The early season flow of the San Diego batting line is not good. Nelson Cruz is good with a batting average of 0.295, 2 homers, 12 RBIs and an OPS of 0.819 in 12 games. However, Trent Grisham (0.222, 4 homers, 5 RBIs), Jake Cronenworth (0.207, 3 homers, 8 RBIs), Luis Campusano (0.238, 1 homer, 2 RBIs), Manny Machado (0.239, 1 homer, 7 RBIs), and Jose Ajoca (0.242 1 RBIs) and other sluggish hitters are numerous.
The players mentioned above are weak. Juan Soto, who turned down the Washington Nationals’ 15-year, $440 million (approximately 579.3 billion won) extension contract and transferred, batted 0.164 with 3 homers and 7 RBIs in 18 games, Matt Carpenter batted 0.167 with 1 homer and 6 RBIs, and Austin surprised batting average. 0.154 with 2 RBIs, and Rugnard Odor has a batting average of 0.136 with 2 RBIs.
San Diego is 14th in the National League with a team batting average of 0.228, so it is second from behind. His OPS is 0.705, which is 12th in the National League and 4th behind. This does not mean that Kim Ha-seong can be relieved, but the sluggishness of the San Diego batting line at the beginning of the season is serious. It’s not just Kim Ha-sung’s problem.