San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong (27) continued his 14-game hitting streak.

Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) away game against the Seattle Mariners held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time), and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats.스포츠토토

On this day, the San Diego batting line was tightly tied to Seattle starter Logan Gilbert. He pitched 7 innings, giving up 1 hit and striking out 12 batters. Kim Ha-seong also withdrew by striking out in three consecutive at-bats in three matches against Gilbert.

The streak is about to end. However, Kim Ha-seong came out as the lead batter in the top of the 9th inning when he was trailing 0-2 and got a heavy hit from finisher Andres Muñoz. He was driven to 2 strikes with 2 fast balls, but made a heavy hit by lightly contacting the outside slider manned ball with technical bat control on the 3rd pitch.

Ha-seong Kim opened up the game with the lead hitter on base and saved hopes of a turnaround, but key hitters such as Tatis Jr., Soto, and Machado withdrew with big hits, and San Diego lost three straight games with a score of 0-2.

Although he continued his streak of hits, the new record for multiple on-base hits in consecutive Asian batters was unfortunately broken. Until this day, Kim Ha-seong was recording 15 consecutive multi-on-base games with Ichiro Suzuki. He is tied for first place in Asia.

He recorded a season batting average of 0.288, 15 home runs, 41 runs batted in, 62 runs scored, 24 stolen bases, an on-base percentage of 0.383, and a slugging percentage of 0.452. Home runs and stolen bases are already career highs. If you add only 26 hits to your 105 hits for the season, it becomes a career high.

The value of Ha-sung Kim can be seen in the upward-sloping graph.

He is breaking his own record every month. He has a batting average of 0.177 in April, 0.276 in May, 0.291 in June, 0.337 in July, and 0.393 as of August, which is a steep rise.

It seems that the praise for his excellent defense power is leading to his confidence at the plate. He’s not in the mood to shine.

He plays tenaciously at the plate. Ha-seong Kim is a tired hitter who makes the pitcher throw 4.36 balls per plate appearance. 4th overall in this category. The miss rate is also very low.

Kim Ha-seong’s WAR, which is an indicator of player value, is 5.6. He is tied for second with Atlanta slugger Ronald Acuna Jr. As for overall WAR, Ohtani, who doubles as a two-hitter, ranks first with a staggering 8.6, but if it is limited to position player WAR, it is higher than Ohtani’s 5.5.

The 2023 season of Kim Ha-sung, who is drawing a steep upward graph. How far will you go? Maybe we’ll see a surprising report card after the season is over.

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