Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) is not giving some fans confidence.
Kim Ha-seong played a big role as a shortstop last season. On defense, he proved to be one of the best in MLB, earning a Gold Glove Award finalist. He’s even better at hitting than he was in the 2021 season.
But when San Diego acquired veteran shortstop Xander Bogarts, he was pushed to second base.
Kim Ha-seong is showing a high level of defense at second base this season. However, he is no better than last season at bat. He’s on the 2/3.
Accordingly, some fans insisted that Kim Ha-sung return as a utility man.
Dennis Lin, a reporter for The Athletic, reacted negatively to Ha-sung Kim’s return to utility in a recent Q&A with fans.먹튀검증
One fan asked, “Is San Diego considering moving Ha-Sung Kim to a utility role, moving Jake Cronenworth back to second base, and signing a more traditional, stronger first baseman?”
In response, Lin said, “Ha-seong Kim continues to struggle with MLB pitchers’ fastballs, so it is worth considering. And Cronenworth have been very valuable on the right side of the infield.”
He said, “San Diego’s best option is to continue to select Ha-Sung Kim as second baseman.” , It would be better to let fan favorite Kim Ha-seong stay in San Diego ahead of San Diego’s provisional Seoul series.”
However, Lin emphasized, “Ha-seong Kim needs to get better results in the at-bat to alleviate fans’ concerns to some extent.”
Article provided by Mania Times