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Ha-seong Kim SS

San Diego Padres

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January 14, 2021 01:28 PM
Padres' Ha-seong Kim: Signs with San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim reached a deal with the Padres on Monday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old was an all-around star in Korea, hitting .306/.397/.523 with 30 homers and 23 steals this past season, all while primarily playing shortstop. There's a Fernando-Tatis-shaped obstacle preventing him from playing that position for the Padres, however, with Manny Machado blocking third base, the other spot at which he's spent a fair amount of time. San Diego presumably wouldn't have outbid the rest of the league for his services without the intention of having him in the lineup on a regular basis somewhere, though, so it's likely he factors into the picture at second base or possibly even in the outfield. While Kim's all-around dominance in Korea probably translates more to all-around competency at the MLB level, he's still quite likely to be a useful option for the Padres and fantasy players whenever he's on the field.

January 14, 2021 01:24 PM
Ha-seong Kim: Officially posted by KBO
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim was formally posted by the Korea Baseball Organization's Kiwoom Heroes on Monday, making him eligible to begin negotiating with MLB teams on a contract, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

Teams will have until Jan. 1 to agree to terms on a deal with Kim, a 25-year-old shortstop who was one of the KBO's standout performers in 2020 (.306/.397/.523 slash line, 30 home runs and 23 steals across 622 plate appearances). The power/speed combination he provides from a middle-infield spot should make him an alluring target to a number of clubs, so expect the bidding for his services to be competitive over the next three weeks. The Heroes would retain Kim's rights if he's unsatisfied with the offers he receives from MLB teams before the negotiating window closes.

January 14, 2021 01:22 PM
Ha-seong Kim: Yet to be posted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim has not yet been posted, as MLB is seeking additional medical information from the Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News reports.

The 30-day negotiating period for teams to try to sign Kim has not officially begun. It is unclear when that will happen, but the assumption is that he will still sign with a big-league club this offseason. Kim, 25, is a shortstop with power and speed who has performed as one of the best players in the KBO for the past several years. He hit .306/.397/.523 with 30 home runs and 23 steals (on 25 attempts) in 622 plate appearances for Kiwoom this past season.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/168
Birthdate:
10/17/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Bucheon, S. Korea
Bats/Throws:
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Team:
San Diego Padres
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