토토사이트Since he is showing such outstanding performance but is not receiving an annual salary of 10 billion won, of course the local American media cannot help but pay attention.
Korean major leaguer Kim Ha-seong (28) of the San Diego Padres is having the best season of his career this year with a batting average of .270, an on-base percentage of .361, a slugging percentage of .416, an OPS of .777, with 17 home runs, 58 RBIs and 35 stolen bases in 140 games.
Ha-seong Kim’s true value is clearly shown in his record of contribution to victory compared to replacement players (WAR). Ha-seong Kim, who has a WAR of 5.7 based on Baseball Reference, is showing outstanding performance to the point where he is ranked 8th among all major league fielders. Ha-seong Kim’s annual salary this year is $7 million (about 9.3 billion won). It can be said that his performance is already worth more than his ransom.
What is the local evaluation like? On the 13th (Korean time), America’s ‘Fox Sports’ selected 20 players in the major leagues this year whose performance exceeds their annual salary and ranked them.
Kim Ha-seong’s name was naturally included in the rankings selected by ‘Fox Sports’. ‘Fox Sports’ ranked Kim Ha-seong in 6th place.
“Ha-sung Kim unexpectedly has the highest WAR in a lineup that includes Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, and Xander Bogaerts,” said Fox Sports. “The versatility that Ha-sung Kim shows in the infield makes him a valuable player in San Diego.” “It makes it something like a ‘Swiss Army knife,’” he said. The ‘Swiss Army Knife’ mentioned by this media simply means ‘MacGyver Knife’. This means that he is a player with many uses.
Ha-seong Kim signed a contract with San Diego for up to $39 million for 4+1 years after finishing the 2020 season. He must remain in San Diego until at least next year, and a mutual option for 2025 is also included.
‘Fox Sports’ said, “Ha-Sung Kim has shown improvement at the plate every year and is currently recording 17 home runs and 35 stolen bases. It is a contract that could not be better for San Diego,” and said that the contract signed by San Diego with Ha-Sung Kim was a ‘huge success’. .
Meanwhile, ‘Fox Sports’ selected Chicago Cubs left-handed pitcher Justin Steele as first place. Steele’s annual salary is only $740,000 this year, but he is performing outstandingly with a WAR of 4.4. Not only is he tied for first place in the National League in most wins with 16 wins, he is also first in the league with an ERA of 2.49.
Second place went to Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia. While receiving an annual salary of $747,760, he is showing an outstanding WAR of 3.6. Third place is Seattle Mariners right-hander Logan Gilbert, with WAR 2.9 and an annual salary of only $767,300. Fourth place is Chicago Cubs infielder Nico Horner. Horner is receiving an annual salary of $2.5 million and is performing better than expected with a WAR of 4.7. Fifth place is Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays, with an annual salary of $4.15 million and a WAR of 3.5.
Behind Kim Ha-seong, Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Jack Gallen ranked 7th, LA Dodgers catcher Will Smith ranked 8th, Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez ranked 9th, Tampa Bay first baseman Yandy Diaz ranked 10th, and Arizona first baseman Christian Walker ranked 10th. 11th, Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. 12th, Atlanta Braves second baseman Aji Albis 13th, Seattle shortstop JP Crawford 14th, Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. 15th, and Minnesota Twins right-hander Sonny Gray 16th. , LA Angels right-handed pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani ranked 17th, San Diego left-handed pitcher Blake Snell ranked 18th, Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger ranked 19th, and New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso ranked 20th.
In the rankings selected by ‘Fox Sports’, several superstar players such as Ohtani, Acuña Jr., and Bellinger can be seen. Ha-seong Kim can be said to be better than superstars in terms of cost-effectiveness.