Taking a snow stamp at the beginning of camp… ‘MLB 3rd year’ Kim Ha-seong spends the busiest February
Reporter Lee Sang-cheol = Major League (MLB) 3rd year Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego) had the busiest February since he became a big leaguer due to half-time spring camp and fierce competition.
With the San Diego spring camp starting next month, Kim Ha-seong has to compete with a prominent competitor.
The possibility of trade remains here, so we need to solidify our position, but as we competed in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March, the spring camp and exhibition game schedule could not be digested normally. Therefore, he should make his mark by raising his value from the beginning of spring training.
Kim Ha-seong, who had built up his body in Korea, left for the United States on the 27th and prepared for his third major league season in earnest.
After finishing the 2020 season, Kim Ha-seong, who signed a 4+1 year contract with San Diego through the posting system, made a soft landing.
Kim Ha-seong, who spent his first season as a backup infielder, solidified his place in the team last year. While leading shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. missed the entire season due to wrist surgery and disciplinary action for taking prohibited drugs, Kim Ha-seong jumped to the starting lineup and showed off upgraded skills throughout the offense and defense.
In particular, in the postseason, he showed impressive performances in defense and base running, leading the team to the National League Championship Series. He was also named a finalist for the National League Gold Glove Award for shortstop for his league-leading defensive skills.
However, Ha-seong Kim’s prospects for the third season are not bright, but this year’s tough competition awaits.
San Diego, which has not won the World Series since its inception, has recently strengthened its power by recruiting talented players.
Bogatz became the starting shortstop in San Diego, and Kim Ha-sung’s position also changed. In addition, San Diego is promoting the recruitment of a starting pitcher, and Kim Ha-seong is being discussed as a trade sale.
The Minnesota Twins and Boston, which were considered candidates for Kim Ha-sung’s trade, recruited new shortstops such as Carlos Correa and Adalberto Mondesi, respectively, but the possibility of Kim Ha-sung’s trade did not completely disappear.
Ha-seong Kim has to prove his worth at the San Diego Spring Camp, which will be held next month at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, USA.
The problem is that the time given to Kim Ha-seong is short. Ha-seong Kim was included in the final roster for the 2023 WBC, and is expected to move to Japan in early March to join the Korean baseball team. 바카라사이트
San Diego starts spring camp on February 22 (Korean time), and players participating in the WBC, such as Kim Ha-seong, must join the team by February 16, earlier than that. Therefore, Kim Ha-seong did not participate in the baseball team’s field training in the United States and competed fiercely at the San Diego spring camp for about two weeks.
Also, San Diego plans to play a practice game almost every day, starting with the match against the Seattle Mariners on February 25th. There are less than 10 demonstration games in which Kim Ha-seong can play.
If Korea advances to the WBC final on March 22nd at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida, Kim Ha-seong’s time away from San Diego will be longer. In this case, Kim Ha-seong will return at the end of spring camp, and he must prepare for the opening game of the major leagues on March 31st.
In the end, Kim Ha-seong must solidify his position by demonstrating his competitiveness in the early spring camp before joining his baseball team. Kim Ha-seong’s February clock moves busier than ever.