Ha-Seong Kim

Ha-Seong Kim

26-Year-Old ShortstopSS
San Diego Padres
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Kim is something of a rarity as a player coming over from Asia in his mid-20s. The 25-year-old was a star in the KBO, hitting .281 or better in six straight seasons while averaging 26 homers and 26 steals. This past year was his best yet, as he hit a career-high 30 HR while slashing .306/.397/.523 and stealing 23 bases. He also demonstrated excellent control of the strike zone, walking more than he struck out. Showing such a well-rounded skill set while primarily playing shortstop indicates he's definitely ready to make the jump, though there are questions that come with the step up in competition. He's likely a fringy defender at best at shortstop at the MLB level, and he won't be asked to play that position much after signing with the Padres. Kim should close to play every day between second, third and the outfield, and the major-league equivalencies paint him as a solid cross-category asset. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#390
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Padres in December of 2020.
Laces two extra-base hits
SSSan Diego Padres
September 30, 2021
Kim went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a strikeout in Thursday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
Kim got San Diego on the board with his second-inning shot to left off Los Angeles starter Tony Gonsolin and later knocked a ground-rule double in the sixth. The long ball is the 25-year-old's second in his last four games and Kim finishes September batting 6-for-23 with two doubles and the two homers, though that total came in just 11 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
17
15
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
10
8
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .672 90 5 2 14 0 .222 .289 .383
Since 2019vs Right .601 208 22 6 20 6 .194 .262 .339
2021vs Left .672 90 5 2 14 0 .222 .289 .383
2021vs Right .601 208 22 6 20 6 .194 .262 .339
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .719 149 11 5 19 3 .219 .313 .406
Since 2019Away .530 149 16 3 15 3 .187 .228 .302
2021Home .719 149 11 5 19 3 .219 .313 .406
2021Away .530 149 16 3 15 3 .187 .228 .302
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ha-Seong Kim compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.31
 
BB Rate
7.4%
 
K Rate
23.8%
 
BABIP
.241
 
ISO
.150
 
AVG
.202
 
OBP
.270
 
SLG
.352
 
OPS
.622
 
wOBA
.275
 
Exit Velocity
79.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.9%
 
Barrels/PA
3.9%
 
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Goes deep in win over Giants
SSSan Diego Padres
September 23, 2021
Kim went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Thursday's 7-6 victory over San Francisco.
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Not starting Saturday
SSSan Diego Padres
September 11, 2021
Kim isn't starting Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
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Sitting again Saturday
SSSan Diego Padres
August 7, 2021
Kim isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
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Takes seat Friday
SSSan Diego Padres
August 6, 2021
Kim isn't starting Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Out of lineup Wednesday
SSSan Diego Padres
August 4, 2021
Kim isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Athletics.
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