The San Diego Padres were selected as the best batting line in the US Major League (MLB) in 2023. Among them, Kim Ha-seong (28) was pointed out as the leadoff (second baseman) in the opening game.
ESPN of the United States ranked San Diego first in the rankings of 30 major league teams this year. The media said, “The name missing from the opening lineup we expected is Fernando Tatis Jr., who was caught with a banned substance. His punishment will be lifted on April 21st.” Players (MVP) are placed on the other line. Their talent is amazing.” 토토사이트
Ha-seong Kim was the top player in the expected lineup for San Diego’s opening match (against Colorado on March 31).
Ha-sung Kim – Juan Soto (right fielder) – Manny Machado (third baseman) – Xander Bogatz (shortstop) – Jake Cronenworth (first baseman) – Nelson Cruz (designated hitter) – Matt Carpenter (left fielder) – Austin Nola ( Catcher) – Trent Grisham (center fielder) made up the lineup.
This is the part that shows the changed status of Kim Ha-sung. Ha-seong Kim was replaced in the opening game of 2021, and last year he played as the starting eighth hitter.
Kim Ha-seong, who posted a batting average of 0.202, 8 homers, and 34 RBIs in 2021, the first season of entering the big leagues, jumped to the starting lineup last year and recorded a batting average of 0.251, 11 homers, and 59 RBIs. Shortstop, as well as second baseman and third baseman, he filled the vacancy of Fernando Tatis Jr. better than expected. He was even a finalist for the National League Shortstop Gold Glove.
Based on this performance, it is even evaluated that he will take on a lead-off role before the opening of next season. However, with the recruitment of shortstop Bogatz, Kim Ha-seong will move to second base, and Cronenworth will move from second base to first base.
Regarding the San Diego batting line, the media predicted, “Considering the skills of the key players, if they stay healthy, the San Diego team will have the strongest offense in history.”
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays occupied the 2nd to 5th places.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense was evaluated as 17th out of 30 teams, and Choi Ji-man, who moved the team through a trade, was expected to be the 4th hitter (first baseman) in the opening game.