On the 22nd (Korean time), the second day of all pitcher and fielder training for the San Diego Padres of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), Kim Ha-seong (28) was with the ‘big players’. I was breathing and sweating.메이저사이트
Next to Kim Ha-sung was third baseman Manny Machado, who claimed to be his cheerleader, and Sander Bohartz, whom San Diego recruited for 280 million dollars in 2011, next to Machado.
The three of them and Jake Cronenworth worked as a team for 1 hour and 15 minutes, practicing batting and defense.
It was safe to see him as the starting lineup to take charge of San Diego’s infield this year. When Bohartz takes over as shortstop, Ha-seong Kim and Cronenworth move one space to the right as second baseman and first baseman, respectively.
Kim Ha-seong played the ground with Machado and Bohartz the day before. In place of Cronenworth, the three were paired with Nelson Crews, who will play primarily as a designated hitter this season and will occasionally step up as a first baseman.
Machado (Dominican Republic), Bohartz (Netherlands), and Kim Ha-seong will soon have to leave the team to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March.
I’m not sure if San Diego’s coaching staff put the three in the same training group because of their positions and participation in the WBC, but it seems clear that the trio are the team’s main infielders this season.
In conjunction with the recruitment of Bohartz and the rumor of San Diego pitcher recruitment, Kim Ha-seong was caught up in trade rumors this winter, but like this, his current status in spring camp is a key member who is steadfast.
At the clubhouse, Ha-seong Kim uses a locker right next to infielder/outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr.
Starting from last year, the value of Kim Ha-seong was upgraded to a treasure that is difficult to leave out of the team.
Kim Ha-seong left 11 home runs and 12 stolen bases last year, his second year in the big leagues, to achieve 10 (home run)-10 (steal base).
His batting average was 0.251, an increase of nearly 5 pennies from his first year, and his OPS (on-base percentage and slugging percentage) rose by more than 8 pennies to 0.708, signaling that he had perfectly adapted to the big leagues.
In particular, his solid shortstop defense perfectly filled the vacancy of Tatis Jr., and was highly praised. His sparing hustle play created a fandom phenomenon in San Diego.
Kim Ha-seong arrived at the baseball field at 7:00 a.m. as if he had made an appointment with Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom) and Park Byung-ho (37, kt wiz), who are close friends since the days of Kiwoom Heroes in professional baseball.
Lee Jung-hoo and Park Byung-ho of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team, who are currently training at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, also spin bats at the indoor batting range from 7 a.m. prior to training.
After Kim Ha-seong improved his condition with indoor batting training, he did stretching, running and defense training in turn according to the schedule.
In the bunt fielding drill, he alternated between shortstop and second base, covering third and first base.
Then, from 11:00 am local time on the 21st (2:00 am on the 22nd, Korean time), along with Machado and Bohartz, they constantly walk around 6 stadiums every 15 minutes, batting ball – batting machine batting – live betting (pitcher Throwing ball training), defense, live batting, and bunt practice were intensively practiced.After training, Ha-seong Kim said, “I can play full-time only when I am not injured,” and confidently said, “I invested a lot during the off-season and greatly increased the amount of training, so if I continue to play, I can get better results than last year.”