In the 2023 season of the San Diego Padres, where Kim Ha-seong (28) is playing, the batting average in scoring position was 0.195. It is the lowest among the 30 major league (MLB) teams in the American professional baseball league. San Diego is third in the salary ranking among 30 teams, including three hitters and contracts worth over 1 trillion won. It is undoubtedly the worst type of value for money. However, Kim Ha-seong, who has a relatively modest annual salary of 30.3 billion won in 4 years, is playing a role like a shower for the other liners in San Diego, which is suffering from a severe blow drought.
On the 18th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as the 6th batter at 3rd base against the Kansas City Royals at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA. But San Diego lost 3-4.안전놀이터
The match was no different from Ha-sung Kim’s ‘one-man show’. ‘Superstar’ Manny Machado, who lost 11 years due to a finger fracture and totaled $350 million (approximately 466.7 billion won), Kim Ha-seong, who was put into third base, hit a heavy hit in the first at-bat in the second inning, and walked in the fourth inning. went out In particular, in the beginning of the 5th inning, he caught the runner on third base with an amazing sense in defense of a ground ball, drawing applause from the crowd. He did not catch the batter by throwing to first base as usual, but passed the crisis by tagging out Nick Prato, who was digging into third base. And in the bottom of the 5th inning that followed, he got another hit in the offense.
He picked up a walk in the sixth inning as well, getting his first ‘4 on base’ game all season. However, at the end of the ninth inning with two outs, the ball was unfortunately grounded out in the last at-bat.
On this day, with Machado, Sander Bohartz spent 280 million dollars in 11 years (approximately 373.2 billion won) and Fernando Tatis Jr. with 340 million dollars in 14 years (approximately 453.3 billion won). It showed the reason why San Diego, which strengthened the season, fell to 4th place in the National League West with 20 wins and 24 losses in the season. San Diego got 8 hits and 9 walks on the day, but left 12 bases behind with 2 hits in 9 at-bats in scoring range. In addition, San Diego’s team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage), which was 20th out of 30 teams before the game, fell two places to 22nd with 0.699.