Kim Ha-sung (29, San Diego Padres) made history as a major leaguer in Asia last year. He received the Gold Glove in the utility category of the National League, boasting his solid defense. Kim Ha-sung is the first Asian infielder to receive a Gold Glove.
Kim Ha-sung signed with San Diego after the end of the 2020 season and became a big leaguer. He has grown repeatedly every year. As a backup infielder in his first year, he was only given a chance to play 267 times at bat in 117 games. It was difficult to maintain a steady sense of hitting, and he only had a batting average of 22 percent and eight home runs.
The following year, he showed promise with a batting average of 251 and 11 home runs in 150 games, and showed excellent offensive power with a batting average of 2617 home runs and 38 steals in 152 games last year
It’s already the last year with San Diego. He signed a 4+2 year contract, but local assessments continued that he could receive more than 100 million dollars. The mutual option +2 is unlikely to execute naturally.
In his fourth year in the Major League, he strengthened his commitment by saying, “It’s an important year.” His good looks have increased. Lee Jung-hoo, his best friend who played for Kiwoom from 2017 to 2020, will wear the San Francisco Giants’ uniform. Lee Jung-hoo signed a huge six-year contract worth a total of $113 million. San Francisco is a National League West team like San Diego. Although not on the same team, chances are high that they will face off on the same stage.헤라카지노도메인
Following Lee Jung-hoo, another big leaguer was born. Ko Woo-seok, who played as a closing pitcher for the LG Twins, signed a two-year contract with San Diego for a total of $4.5 million.
Kim Ha-sung said, “I congratulate (Lee) Chung-hoo on signing a good contract, and on the other hand, I am thinking of playing an active role that can surpass that amount because he is a younger brother.” As Jung-hoo is facing his first season, as I always said, if he is healthy and without injury, I think he will be able to create a season where Lee Jung-hoo played Lee Jung-hoo.”
Kim Ha-sung continued, “I really wanted Chung-hoo to come to our team. I’m so glad that I signed a contract on good terms in San Francisco. In the end, I think it’s really good for a sports player because the contract itself is his value. If we meet in the season, I’ll catch everything without looking after Chung-hoo.”
Lee Jung-hoo posed in his uniform at Oracle Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants. Capture the San Francisco Giants’ official SNS
I welcomed the fact that I shared a room with Ko. Kim Ha-sung said, “I’m glad that (Go) Woo-suk came to our team. Having a Korean player on the same team will really help us live our lives. Woo-seok is challenging for the first time in the Major League, and I’m a fielder, but I’m going to help him from camp and try my best to adjust to life in the U.S. I hope both Woo-suk and I have a good season this year.”
It was nice to have a colleague who could rely on him in a faraway foreign land, but he also left a message as a senior in the Major League.
Kim Ha-sung said, “I am so happy and happy that Korean players are going to the Major League. Players must also definitely take responsibility. They will play with more responsibility because they are receiving the support of the people, not the support of Kiwoom and LG fans. I think that only when the players are good, amateur players who dream of playing in the Major League or younger players playing in Korea can challenge the Major League and receive good contracts and treatment. I also think that the players who play in the Major League should work hard with responsibility.”
Kim Ha-sung also vowed to grow to the next level this season. “Since my career in Korea, my goal has been to grow every year, and I have a commitment. I think I’m growing little by little in the U.S., so I’m thinking that this year will be better,” he said. “I especially want to upgrade my batting performance. Last year, I said I wanted to increase the slugging percentage even more, but the figure didn’t come out as much as I thought. In that regard, I did a lot of weight exercises and bulk-up exercises this year. I think I should exercise in the U.S. with the expectation that I can get more long shots that I want this year,” he said.