Analysis has shown that Kim Ha-seong (28), who was subject to trade rumors, is likely to play for the San Diego Padres of the American Professional Baseball (MLB) in the 2024 season.MLB.com analyzed the San Diego infield situation on the 12th (Korean time) and predicted that Ha-seong Kim’s trade probability was low. Initially, the possibility of Kim Ha-seong being traded was raised due to the club’s austerity policy and the issue of overlapping positions with second baseman Jake Cronenworth. Last year, Kim Ha-seong mainly played second base and Cronenworth played first base well, but in fact, Cronenworth’s main position was second base, so the analysis was that it was inefficient for the two players to be on the same team.
MLB.com also pointed out on this day, “When Cronenworth is on first base, he is an average hitter, but when he is on second base, he becomes an above-average hitter.” “Both Kim Ha-seong and Cronenworth are useful resources, but the pieces of the puzzle do not fit together well.” . Of course, since Kim Ha-sung has the upper hand in defense, if San Diego makes a trade, it is more likely that Cronenworth will be the target. This year’s salary is also higher for Cronenworth ($7,285,714) than Kim Ha-seong ($7 million), so for the club, letting Cronenworth go could kill two birds with one stone. However, in conclusion, MLB.com predicted that San Diego would capture both players.MLB.com explained, “Considering the possibility of injury, there is a higher chance of maintaining the player base if both Kim Ha-seong and Cronenworth are captured.”
At the same time, he advised that it would be better to find and recruit cost-effective first basemen in the free agent (FA) market during the remaining off-season. On this day, Sports Illustrated also viewed the possibility of Kim Ha-seong being traded as low .In particular, referring to the fact that San Diego will play the opening game ‘Seoul Series’ against the Los Angeles Dodgers in March of this year, he pointed out, “Trading Kim Ha-seong, who will be very popular, will only diminish the San Diego club’s Asian brand.” The media said, “Kim Ha-seong is one of San Diego fans’ favorite players,” and added, “Fans are already dissatisfied with San Diego’s off-season actions, and Kim Ha-seong’s trade will make the situation worse. ”In the 2023 season, Ha-seong Kim recorded a batting average of 0.260, 17 home runs, 60 RBI, and 38 stolen bases, and became the first 카지노사이트킹 Korean player and the first Asian infielder to win the Gold Glove.