Kwang Hyun Kim Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/22/1988 (32)
Kwang Hyun Kim Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Kwang Hyun Kim News
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Justin Williams (neck) and starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim (back) were both placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, according to Zachary Silver of MLB.com. Kim exited his start on Friday in the third inning due to back tightness, manager Mike Shildt said that while he was moving better on Saturday, it wasn't quite as good as the team was hoping for. Williams was placed on the IL due to a stiff neck, as he has not played since Tuesday where he went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout against the Dodgers. While Williams hasn't provided much fantasy value with his .160/.270/261 triple-slash line, Kim has been a decent pitcher when healthy, posting a 4.05 ERA and 1.350 WHIP with a 20.3 percent strikeout rate over 40 innings of work.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim exited Friday's game with the Reds due to back stiffness. Hyun Kim lasted three frames before tweaking his back in warming up for the start of the fourth inning. Through three innings, he had given up two hits and three earned runs. He sports a record of 1-3 in eight games pitched. St. Louis should update the media on Hyun Kim's injury after the game.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim fell one out short of achieving a quality start in Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Kim ended up pitching 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five. He made it through five scoreless innings before things came apart in the sixth inning. He's still sporting a solid 3.09 ERA and while he may not be the most exciting pitcher to have on a mixed league roster, he's definitely a starting option for mixed league rotations.
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.