Offensive shortstop Kim Ha-sung tied for first place in the National League shortstop OPS
In common sense, it is difficult to say that a batter with a batting average of 0.223 is a “player with good offense.”
However, Kim Ha-sung (27, San Diego Padres), who has a batting average of 0.223, proudly boasts the highest level of hit productivity among shortstop in the National League.
Kim Ha-sung played two hits and one RBI in five at-bats with two doubles in the Atlanta Braith match held at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on the 16th (Korea Standard Time).
With this game, Kim Ha-sung appeared in the official Major League record ranking by filling the regulation (109 at-bats).
Kim Ha-sung’s season performance is 0.223, four home runs, six doubles, one triple, 13 walks, 22 strikeouts and 16 RBIs.
According to MLB dotcom records, Kim Ha-sung, who has an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.766, is tied for first place in this category with Willi Adames (Milkie Brewers).
In terms of OPS alone, it is similar to Miguel Cabrera (0.767), a slugger representing Major League Baseball, and Wander Franco (0.761), a top prospect who signed for up to 266.7 billion won for 12 years.
The true value of Kim Ha-sung, who entered his second year in the big league, began to be revealed belatedly amid such a severe pitching and batting average that the overall OPS in the Major League fell from 0.728 last year to 0.684 this year.
As his batting eye improved, the on-base percentage, which was 0.270 last year, rose to 0.330, and his slugging percentage also rose from 0.352 to 0.436.
Detailed indicators clearly show Kim Ha-sung’s batting ability, which has evolved from last year.
According to Baseball Servant, a website specializing in U.S. professional baseball data, Kim Ha-sung had only nine “barrel hits” in one season last year, which is likely to be hit by a hit in the center of the bat, but this year.
The barrel ratio has more than doubled from 4.5 percent last year to 11.6 percent this year, ranking first among shortstop players in the National League.
Adames, who is tied for first place in the league shortstop OPS, follows Kim Ha-sung with 10.1%.
The ability to respond quickly to balls, which had been pointed out as a weakness, has also improved remarkably.
The four-seam fastball slugging percentage, which was only 0.299 last year, rose to 0.548 this year.
This means that pitchers who face Kim Ha-sung can no longer see and throw fastballs easily.
Kim Ha-sung is likely to give up his position as the main shortstop when “superstar” Fernando Tatis Jr. (23), who left due to injury, returns 파워볼사이트
In addition, big infielder Robinson Cano (40), who has been a second baseman for a long time, has recently worn a San Diego uniform.
However, if Kim Ha-sung, who boasts the highest level of offense among shortstop in the National League, maintains his upward trend now, no matter who comes, he will not miss the difficult opportunity