After a long time, harsh criticism toward Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego) came out.
American media Bleacher Report reported on the 16th (Korean time), “Recently, we found 7 rumors worth analyzing in the major leagues. We also made predictions about what these rumors will be like in the future.”
Kim Ha-seong was mentioned in relation to two rumors. One was a trade rumor with Boston, which lost two of its key shortstops, and the other was a story related to Pablo Lopez (27, Miami), which has recently surfaced.
What stood out was the trade rumor with Lopez. Lopez, who made his major league debut in 2018, is a right-handed pitcher with a career record of 28 wins and 31 losses with a 3.94 ERA in 94 games. Last year, he showed potential with an average ERA of 3.75 with 10 wins and 10 losses in 32 games, and with two years of service time remaining, he exactly meets the conditions San Diego wants.
Miami, which recently traded shortstop Miguel Rojas to the Los Angeles Dodgers, is also attracted to San Diego as a trade partner. “Miami needs both a center fielder and a shortstop. Their center fielder, Brian De La Cruz, has a great batting ability, but struggles on the defensive end. He will also make utility player Joey Wendle a starter,” explained Bleacher Report. .
However, unlike other media that 메이저놀이터 predicted a one-on-one trade between Ha-sung Kim and Lopez, Bleacher Report drew attention by treating it as a 1+1 deal with Trent Grisham (27). Grisham, the center fielder, is also a player who is said to have entered the trade market with Kim Ha-seong. Bleacher Report said, “Miami could try to recruit both Ha-sung Kim and Grisham as Lopez with everything as a scenario to prevent conceding this year,” but “It is not an ideal scenario. Miami General Manager Ng Kim can and should do better. “He demanded a break.
The reason was a blow. Kim Ha-seong showed improvement from his debut season last year with a batting average of 0.251, 11 homers, 59 RBIs, 12 stolen bases and an OPS of 0.708 in 150 games. He also has wRC+ (adjusted scoring production) of 107, which is better than the average major league hitter (wRC+100), but it’s not great.
Grisham is also a luxury defender who has won two outfield Golden Gloves, but he is not an excellent offensive player. Last year, he showed below-average batting productivity with a batting average of 0.184, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, an OPS of 0.626, and a wRC+ of 83.
“The problem is that Ha-seong Kim and Grisham are only partial upgrades (for Miami),” said Bleacher Report. He’s not the impact hitter the Marlins need, third from the bottom of the league’s 30 teams.”