The value of San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong (28) is likely to increase during the off-season. He is mentioned as a necessary player for the Boston Red Sox.
MLB.com reported on the 11th (Korean time) that “Boston infielder Trevor Story underwent right elbow collateral ligament (UCL) reinforcement surgery.”
Boston is super. Zander Bogarts, the main shortstop, signed an 11-year, $280 million contract with the San Diego Padres as a free agent. 스포츠토토
In the place where Bogatz left, there was a way to fill in the story. Story played second base last season, but his primary position is shortstop. He played shortstop in 2018 and 2019 when he was with the Colorado Rockies and won the National League All-Star and Silver Slugger.
Story is a top shortstop in the major leagues. However, following Bogatz, there was a story gap. Boston’s infield center line is in an emergency. MLB.com was concerned that “two big holes have appeared in Boston’s infield.”
MLB.com recommended recruiting an external free agent. However, another local media is recommending Kim Ha-sung as a trade. Recently, the possibility of Kim Ha-sung’s trade has been steadily discussed in the US media.
Bogatz has moved to San Diego and Fernando Tatis Jr. is also returning. In San Diego, Kim Ha-seong may not be as good as last year. But in Boston, things are different.
The American media’Gloster Times’ said, “Boston must definitely move,” and “Ha-seong Kim has become a top-class shortstop in defense since coming from Korea in 2021. Ha-seong Kim recorded solid numbers at bat and is tied up with a relatively cheap contract. Given these points, he is a perfect fit for Boston.”
Ha-seong Kim served as the starting shortstop last year while Tatis Jr. was absent due to injury and an 80-game suspension. In his 150 games, his batting average of 2.5 1 Lee, 11 home runs, and 59 RBIs OPS of .708 improved from his debut season in the big leagues in his hitting.
He was also a finalist for the National League Shortstop Gold Glove. It was a testament to his defensive prowess. The value of Kim Ha-seong is rising.