Ha-seong Kim is evolving every year.
Kim Ha-seong, who debuted in 2021, had a hard time adapting to the fast balls of MLB pitchers. He barely passed the batting average of 200.메이저놀이터
But in 2022, he seems to have adjusted somewhat, raising his batting average by nearly five pennies.
He is expected to rise even higher this year. Because his pace is better than his last year.
In 57 games after the opening last year, Kim Ha-seong recorded an offensive slash of 0.211 (batting average) / 0.291 (on-base percentage) / 0.337 (slugging percentage). His OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) was 0.628.
In 57 games he started this year, he posted slashes of .241/0.337/0.380. OPS is 0.716. His batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage all improved. In particular, OPS increased by nearly 10%.
He has a more stable play in defense as well. He moved to second base, but he still has MLB’s best defensive WAR (contribution to wins vs. replacements).
If this trend continues, he could be named an All-Star.
Meanwhile, among Korean players, there are four players who played in the MLB All-Star Game: Park Chan-ho, Kim Byung-hyun, Choo Shin-soo, and Ryu Hyun-jin.