“The best defense in San Diego’s history” The
San Diego Union-Tribune, a local San Diego magazine, said on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time) “Despite the blurry start of the 2023 season, Kim Ha-seong and San Diego were golden on the field I had time to focus on Kim Ha-seong.먹튀검증
As of the end of the game on the 6th, Kim Ha-seong has played in 56 games, recording 44 hits, 5 homers, 19 RBIs, 23 points, and 11 stolen bases with a batting average of 0.251 OPS.742. He has the same batting average as at the end of the 2022 season, but his OPS is higher than last year (0.708). This is because the on-base percentage (0.348) and slugging percentage (0.394) both improved from last season.
As he was selected as the final candidate for the Gold Glove in the 2022 National League shortstop category, his defensive power at second base is still the same. Kim Ha-seong’s DRS (Defensive Run Save, defensive contribution) is +10, ranking first overall in the major leagues, and OAA (Outs Above Average, outcount production compared to average) is +5, ranking first in a tie. UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating, defensive contribution) is +1.3, which is 5th overall in the Major League and 2nd in the National League.
It is also worth paying attention to the third base defense index of Kim Ha-seong, who until recently played as a third baseman because Manny Machado, a ‘signboard hitter’, left due to injury. As a third baseman, Kim Ha-seong ranks 5th in the National League with a +2 DRS, 13th with a +1 OAA, and 16th with a +0.6 UZR. Considering he’s only played 17 games as a third baseman this year, his DRS numbers certainly stand out.
The San Diego Union-Tribune said, “Defense is still important. If it wasn’t for that, San Diego fans would have stopped going to the games by now.” They are better at defending than teams,” he said. In the process, rave reviews for Kim Ha-seong poured in.
The media said, “Ha-seong Kim, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, and Zander Bogarts have excellent defensive power even when they are fighting fiercely at the plate.” “Baseball fans do not shout ‘DEE-fense!’. However, San Diego fans They (when they have to shout defense) actually shout ‘Ha-Seong Kim’,” he said, paying attention to Ha-sung Kim’s outstanding defense.
As can be seen from the aforementioned indicators, Kim Ha-seong’s defense is at the highest level in the major leagues. This is also why when Kim Ha-seong participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team and teamed up with Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) in a keystone combination, the American and Japanese media cited Korea as the infield center line with the strongest defense.
‘San Diego Union-Tribune’ said, “Ha-sung Kim has the best defense in San Diego history. He may be the best player to play in San Diego since Azi Smith, who became a Hall of Fame shortstop.” I feel comfortable in Lu,” he praised.
Azi Smith debuted in San Diego in 1978 and moved to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982. He played in 2,573 games over 19 seasons in the major leagues, recording 2,460 hits, 28 home runs, and 580 stolen bases with a batting average of 0.262 OPS and 0.666. He held the Gold Glove for 13 consecutive years from the 1980 to the 1992 season, and entered the Hall of Fame in 2002 with 91.7% of the vote.
‘San Diego Union-Tribune’ said, “Kim Ha-seong is leading the second baseman with a DRS +10. He is more than half ahead of the players chasing Kim Ha-seong. San Diego’s defense, led by Junior, ranked first in second base and right field,” he raised his thumb.
A total of 162 games are played in a major league season. San Diego has played 60 games this season and still has 102 more to play. Kim Ha-seong is building up huge numbers in a great defense while playing 56 games. Unlike his hitting, there is no sluggishness in defense. He’s just a consistent effort in the meantime. If the current trend continues, it seems that winning the ‘first’ Gold Glove for Koreans will never be a dream.