Ha Sung Kim (28, San Diego Padres) is in full bloom in his third year in the major leagues. Since April, he’s been in All-Star form at the plate.
In 89 games through April 18, Kim is batting .262 with 11 home runs, 33 doubles, 48 RBIs, 77 runs scored, a .351 slugging percentage and a .769 OPS. He stole 17 bases.
That’s a significant jump from his 0.622 OPS in his first year in the majors and 0.708 last year. Kim also hit 10 home runs in the first half alone.
This improvement comes on the heels of an upswing that began in May. In 62 games since May, Kim has hit .284 with nine home runs, 27 RBI, a .372 slugging percentage, and a .829 OPS.
After posting an OPS of just 0.625 in April, he has been on a roll since May, posting OPS of 0.808, 0.844, and 0.834. If the uptick continues, the team is well on its way to an OPS of 0.800 for the season.카지노사이트
If he keeps this up, he should be able to reach his season goals of 20 home runs, 20 doubles, and an OPS of 0.800. A Gold Glove award could be added to that list.
If the Gold Glove winner, who can play both shortstop and second base at the highest level, hits 20 homers and 20 doubles, he’ll be worth a contract totaling more than $100 million.
Kim’s San Diego team will have 18 days off before returning home for a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays starting on April 19. Kim is expected to start at first and second base.