5 August 2023

‘162.2 billion won monster recognized’ Kim Ha-seong WAR, ML 3rd place… Not even an MVP candidate ‘American underrated’

By pestfood.com

WAR is third…

Now is the era of Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres). He is the best player recognized by San Diego players and fans. Kim Ha-seong started as a second baseman in the home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time) and recorded 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases in 4 at-bats.

He succeeded in stealing his 23rd and 24th bases of the season, surpassing Shin-soo Choo (then Cleveland Indians) in 2010 with 22 stolen bases, becoming the protagonist of the most stolen bases in a single season by a Korean major leaguer. The first 20-30 Korean major leaguers have also been booked.

This record is important, but Kim Ha-sung’s performance this season itself is the top class in the major leagues. 100 hits in 349 at-bats in 105 games, 0.287 batting average, 15 homers, 41 RBI, 60 runs, 24 stolen bases, 0.382 slugging percentage, 0.458 OPS, 0.840. He is eighth in the National League in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage, and fifth in stolen bases.

Looking at his performance in the second half, his mouth opens even more. In the major leagues, he ranked 3rd with a batting average of 0.386, 4th with an on-base percentage of 0.494, tied for 6th with 27 hits, tied for 4th with 8 stolen bases, 14th with a slugging percentage of 0.635, and 9th with an OPS of 1.137.

Based on the baseball reference, the WAR is 5.4, which is 3rd overall in the major leagues. Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels, 8.7) ranked first, and Ronald Acuna Jr. (5.5) ranked second. He ranks 10th overall in the majors with an offensive WAR of 4.0 and 3rd overall in the majors with a defensive WAR of 1.8.

Kim Ha-seong is ranked 2nd and 3rd overall in the major leagues in WAR, but nothing is said in the MVP race. CBS Sports checked the MVP races in both leagues that day and ranked Ohtani and Akuna first. The two have been leading the MVP race in both leagues this season. It is still a leader

CBS Sports said, “He is the major league leader in steals and runs, what more can you ask for from a leadoff like this. He was hit just 59 times in this high strikeout era. I think Acuna should have a significant edge among those who vote.”

It is clear that Acuna, who signed an 8 + 2 year, $124 million (approximately 162.2 billion won) contract, is making the best season of his life. It is true that he is a strong MVP. I can understand Freddie Freeman (LA Dodgers), who CBS Sports picked as the latecomer to Acuna. Freeman also plays well in the second half and is classified as one of the National League’s best players this season.스포츠토토

However, it is difficult to understand that Ha-seong Kim is not among the latecomers following Freeman. CBS Sports only mentioned Matt Olsen (Atlanta Braves), Luis Arraez (Miami Marlins), Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers) and Juan Soto (San Diego Padres). It’s a pity.