30-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Kim had a very poor 2017, putting up a 61 wRC+ in limited playing time with the Orioles and Phillies. Combined with below-average defense in the outfield corners, it added up to -1.1 fWAR. He produced...
Hyun Soo Kim Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $10.58 million deal with the LG Twins of the KBO in December of 2017.
Kim signed a four-year, $10.58 million deal to return to Korea and play for the LG Twins of the KBO, Sports Seoul reports.
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|2017 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||BAL/PHI||96||238||212||20||49||10||8||1||1||14||0||0||22||46||0||2||2||.231||.307||.292||.599||3-Year Averages||95||291||258||28||70||16||12||1||3||18||0||1||29||48||0||1||3||.271||.351||.360||.711|
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Hyun Soo Kim: MLB Games Played By Position
Hyun Soo Kim Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
|2017 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||BAL/PHI||238||212||9.2%||19.3%||0.48||78%||.287||.061||3-Year Averages||291||258||10%||16.5%||0.60||81%||.322||.089|
Hyun Soo Kim Defensive Stats
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Hyun Soo Kim: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Kim's 2016 season did not exactly get off to the best of starts. He looked so lost in spring training that there were rumors the team was looking for ways to get out of his two-year deal and send him back to Korea. Then a funny thing happened along the way -- Kim started hitting. He ended the season with a .302/.382/.420 slash line -- impressive for someone that looked completely overmatched throughout all of spring training. Part of that success was due to the team limiting his exposure to lefties because he cannot hit them -- he was literally 0-for-the-season (across 23 plate appearances) against lefties. He has a good approach at the plate and makes strong contact when he is in the game, but his upside is limited because any exposure to lefties would only drag down his average. He has only shown doubles power to date so his value is tied to his batting average.
Kim, who turned 28 in January, signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Orioles — a team in desperate need of outfield help. In 141 games in the Korean Baseball Organization last year, Kim hit 28 homers and notched 128 RBI while also getting on base at a .438 clip. Those numbers made him a superstar in the KBO, but he is unlikely to be that kind of impact player stateside. That said, anyone with Kim’s approach (more walks than strikeouts in Korea) and above average raw power should be able to carve out a semi-regular role on a team like Baltimore. The O’s have Nolan Reimold, Dariel Alvarez, L.J. Hoes and Henry Urrutia hanging around as outfield options on either side of Adam Jones, and there is no reason to think Kim cannot emerge from that underwhelming collection of spare parts as the everyday option in left field. There is not much hype around Kim, but he has a clearer path to playing time than Byung-ho Park in Minnesota.