‘Assim Kim’ Holic, American media focus on Kim Ha-sung “Scheduled to be more productive”

 San Diego Padres starting infielder Kim Ha-seong (27) is in the spotlight in the US.

The American media 스포츠토토 ‘USA Today’ recently ranked the major league teams’ power rankings. The Atlanta Braves, who are leading the National League East Division with strong offense, are first, followed by the Baltimore Orioles, who are first in the American League East Division.

Texas, which is in first place in the American League West, is in third place. The Toronto Blue Jays with Ryu Hyun-jin are 7th, and the San Diego Padres with Kim Ha-seong are 19th. The Los Angeles Angels, which has Shohei Ohtani, a “two-hitter” star, are in 20th place.

What is eye-catching is that Kim Ha-seong was introduced as a representative player. The media wrote down Kim Ha-sung’s second half grades. In the case of the Angels, Ohtani, who is recording 41 home runs, was treated as a representative player.

Ha-seong Kim started as second baseman and first hitter in the 2023 Major League Baltimore Orioles home game held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 15th (Korean time), and only had no hits in 4 at bats. He met the fastball pitcher and got hit.

However, his performance in the second half is outstanding. He is 6th overall with a .

His defensive power was recognized early as he was among the three finalists for the Gold Glove in the National League shortstop category last year in his second year.

Although there are often situations where Kim Ha-seong’s performance is buried, such as the team’s batting line being silent and falling into a losing streak, the recent local newspaper ‘San Diego Union-Tribune’ reported that when San Diego was tied up against Seattle starter Emerson Hancock and lost 1-6, “Hancock will come If you haven’t heard how disappointing the San Diego lineup is for the season, you know there’s no need to fear the famous names etched on the back of their jerseys after the game. Ha-seong Kim confused Hancock a little, but not much else.”

It means Ha-seong Kim is struggling. Park Min-woo, the main second baseman for the NC Dinos in the KBO League, who played as a “keystone combination” in international competitions with Kim Ha-seong’s performance on the US Major League stage, said, “It’s great. He achieved outstanding results in the KBO league and became a recognized player even after going to the major leagues. He became a player representing our country. It’s really, really cool,” he said.

Prior to the match between San Diego and Baltimore on the 16th, ‘USA Tutei’ paid attention to Ha-sung Kim and Baltimore starter Jack Flaherty. We analyzed the records of Kim Ha-sung’s multi-hits, runs scored, RBIs, and stolen bases, which should be against Flaherty, as data for sports betting.

The media mentioned Flaherty as Baltimore’s representative player, ranked second in the power rankings, and summarized the fact that he is recording 1 win, 1 loss and 16 strikeouts in 2 games after the transfer.

Flaherty made his big league debut in 2017 with St. Louis. He changed his uniform to Baltimore as a trade this year. He started 20 games in St. Louis, recording 7 wins and 6 losses with an ERA of 4.43. After the transfer, he started 2 games in Baltimore and recorded 1 win and 1 loss with an ERA of 3.27.

The media expected, “Ha-seong Kim was hitless in 4 at-bats in the previous game, but he is expected to play a more productive role.”