Ha Sung Kim’s (San Diego Padres) stock is soaring 토토사이트.
According to Baseball Reference, his WAR (wins above replacement) is 2.6 as of June 6. That’s an increase of 0.5 in one week. That’s No. 1 on the team.
According to ESPN, his defensive WAR is also up 0.2 to 1.6. That’s #1 in all of MLB.
These WAR gains are a result of the fantastic defense and game-winning hitting the team has been doing lately.
At this rate, he’s likely to win a Gold Glove and be named an All-Star. His WAR, in particular, could top 5.
However, there are some concerns that the “one-three role” could hinder his hitting.
Xander Bogaerts flatly refused to play first base when San Diego offered him the job. He insisted on playing shortstop.
Switching positions can take away from a player’s focus at the plate.
Kim has alternated between second base, shortstop, and third base this season.
He’s played multiple positions since his MLB debut, so it shouldn’t affect him too much, but switching positions frequently can cause him to focus more on defense than hitting.
This could explain why his batting average is in the low 2.4s.
Therefore, if Kim wants to improve his batting average, he’ll have to stick to second base.