Ha-Seong Kim Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 168 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/17/1995 (25)
Ha-Seong Kim Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ha-Seong Kim News
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 infielder Ha-Seong Kim is off to a rough start to his MLB career. Over 46 games, he's slashing .194/.247/.328 with three home runs, four stolen bases, 16 RBI and 14 runs. If those stats don't scare you, then some of his underlying metrics might do the trick. He ranks in the 6th percentile in xBA (.200), the 3rd percentile in xSLG (.299) and the 1st percentile in xwOBA (.249). He's been seeing relatively consistent playing time as the Padres have had many of their starters in and out of the lineup. However, if he keeps hitting like this, there's no reason to have any interest in him for fantasy purposes.
San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim went 1-for-4 with a double Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. With shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (COVID-19) on the shelf, Kim has garnered daily starts the past week but hasn't capitalized, going 6-for-28 (.214 average) since May 11. The 25-year-old former KBO star has had a rough offensive transition to the majors, slashing .198/.257/.297 with two homers, three steals and 18 runs-plus-RBI in 101 plate appearances. Kim has flashed his potential with a 112.3 mph max exit velocity but has had issues making solid contact, holding a weak .248 wOBA. With Tatis expected to return soon, Kim will likely resume his role as a platoon bat that plays three infield positions. He's off the fantasy radar outside of the deepest leagues.
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.