Ha-Seong Kim Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 168 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/17/1995 (26)
Ha-Seong Kim Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ha-Seong Kim News
San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI Sunday against the Colorado Rockies. Kim contributed to a four-run first inning with a bases loaded, two-run double before launching a solo homer in the sixth frame. With the injury to shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (shoulder), Kim will be amongst the depth pieces relied upon to support the offense while the Padres star is out. While he's shown flashes with a 112.3 mph max exit velocity, Kim has struggled in his rookie campaign, slashing .214/.273/.364 with six dingers, five steals and 49 runs-plus-RBI in 228 plate appearances. Kim won't play every day due to the versatility within the Friars infield, but he'll certainly get more opportunities. A reasonable DFS punt, Kim still needs to show more offensive prowess before he's a realistic season-long option.
San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim (hand) was removed from Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after being hit hard in the hand and chest by a one-hopper. The team has yet to reveal any specifics on the nature or extent of Kim's injury, but it's believed to be a hand injury. He should be considered day-to-day until we know more. Kim has been working in a reserve role this month while seeing some scattered starts here and there. He has a solid .296/.387/.444 slash line over 31 plate appearances in June.
San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham (face) and infielder Ha-Seong Kim (head) both exited the game Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs after colliding in the outfield. The two players banged heads going full speed in the fourth inning and spent a considerable amount of time lying on the field. Per the postgame comments, it appears Kim avoided a concussion while Pham required stitches on his chin and is headed for a CT scan on his jaw. Probably considered day-to-day, it'd be a surprise if either player suited up Thursday to open a homestand against the New York Mets. The more fantasy relevant player, Pham was heating up at the dish but saw his seven-game hitting streak snapped after the abbreviated contest.
San Diego Padres shortstop/second baseman Ha-Seong Kim comes over to the United States in 2021 after a successful career in Korea. The 25-year-old slashed .306/.397/.523 with 30 home runs and 23 steals last season, showing off his power/speed skills. He also has experience at third base and will be a utility infielder for the Friars, but most of his playing time is expected to come at second base while sharing time with Jake Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar. There's a lot to like about Kim's skill set with the lumber and on the bases, and he's just 25 years old, but until we have a better idea of how much playing time he'll receive, it's hard to recommend him as anything more than a modest middle-infield power/speed threat in the later rounds of mixed leagues. Spring Training production doesn't typically matter but it's important for a player like Kim, who's competing for playing time. Kim and Cronenworth have roughly taken the same amount of at-bats this spring with 26 and 28 AB's, respectively. Cronenworth is slashing .321/.406/.429 to Kim's .115/.233/.115. They'll open the season in a platoon but it wouldn't be surprising to see Kim take more of a backseat to Cronenwroth, at least to start. Although he'll likely hit near the bottom of the San Diego batting order when he is in the lineup, Kim could have more chances to drive in and score runs in the loaded Padres lineup. He's still an attractive fantasy option at second base, which isn't very deep.