Kwang Hyun Kim Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/22/1988 (33)
Kwang Hyun Kim Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Kwang Hyun Kim News
The St. Louis Cardinals activated left-handed pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim (elbow) from the 10-day injured list on Sunday before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Kim has pitched to a 3.36 ERA, a 4.22 FIP, 70 strikeouts, and 31 walks in 91 innings spanning 19 starts this season . The 33-year-old will be pitching out of the bullpen instead of returning to the rotation. Kim has enjoyed a solid season as a starter, but if he stays in the bullpen and doesn't work in high-leverage situations, it'll be hard to roster him in most fantasy leagues.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim (elbow) is feeling good after a two-inning rehab start on Thursday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reported. Kim has been sidelined with elbow inflammation and missed the chance to return on August 18. The Cardinals don't have a timetable for his return, but it appears the club is just giving the veteran southpaw ample time to recover. Fantasy managers should continue stashing Kim for the time being.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim (elbow) is not expected to come off the injured list when first eligible. He is currently dealing with elbow inflammation and will need more time to recover. It's not surprising given elbow issues take time and the Cards aren't going to rush their 33-year-old veteran back on the field. The hope is that Kim can return by the end of August, but we'll see if that happens. Fantasy managers should keep Kim stashed on their IL for the time being.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim's 2020 MLB debut was a resounding success. He finished the year with a 3-0 record, 1.62 ERA, 1.026 WHIP and a 24:12 K:BB ratio over 39 innings (seven starts). He did make all seven of those starts against the offensively challenged National League Central, though, so bear that in mind. Kim began the season as the Cards closer, securing one save before moving into the rotation following the team's COVID-19-related hiatus. He put up those numbers despite below-average movement, spin and velocity in his pitching arsenal. His four-seam fastball averaged just 89.9 mph and his curveball was in the ninth percentile in spin rate. His 15.6% strikeout rate ranked in the bottom 10% of the league as well. There was a disparity between his 1.62 ERA, 3.81 xERA and 3.88 FIP. The advanced stats, while still solid, are more in line with Kim's skill set. It wasn't all luck for Kim, though. He was above-average at limiting free passes (7.8% walk rate) and preventing hard contact. His barrel rate (4.2%) and hard-hit rate (31.4%) allowed were both in the 84th percentile, while his 50% ground-ball rate shows that he was able to induce a fair amount of weak contact. He's been sidelined from Grapefruit League play since March 13 while dealing with some back tightness. He registered a 21.00 ERA over three innings prior to the injury so perhaps that had something to do with the poor performance. Kim is working his way back currently and should be ready to begin the season in the Cards rotation. He lacks strikeout upside but he does have solid command and should serve as a capable back-end starter for St. Louis. At his 292 ADP, which is down from the 260s before the back issue popped up, he makes for a serviceable back-end fantasy starter.