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33 Kwang Hyun Kim SP

St. Louis Cardinals

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Key Stats
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October 1, 2020 05:24 AM
Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Short hook in playoff debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two batters over 3.2 innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Wednesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.

He did not have his best stuff and manager Mike Shildt made an early move to the bullpen, lifting the lefty after 76 pitches. Kim posted a sparkling 1.62 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 39 regular-season innings as a "rookie" stateside, although the estimators are less kind to him on account of his 24:12 K:BB.

September 28, 2020 09:08 PM
Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim will start Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Padres on Wednesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Kim finished the regular season with a sparkling 1.62 ERA to go along with a 1.03 WHIP and a 24:12 K:BB over 39 frames. He'll be tasked with taking on a stacked San Diego offense in what will be the first postseason start of his MLB career.

September 26, 2020 02:04 AM
Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Earns third victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (3-0) earned the win over Milwaukee on Thursday, pitching five innings and allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three.

Kim was far from efficient in the victory -- he needed 99 pitches to make it through five frames -- but the southpaw nonetheless held the Brewers to a single run. In his seven starts this season, Kim has given up more than one run only once, and he has registered a minuscule 1.62 ERA overall in 39 innings. The 32-year-old isn't much of a strikeout pitcher (5.5 K/9), but it's hard to overlook his impressive results in his first major-league season. With St. Louis currently sitting in playoff position, Kim's next start could come in a postseason contest.

September 20, 2020 05:40 PM
Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Mediocre in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim allowed four runs on six hits over 5.1 innings Saturday as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4. He walked one, struck out four and did not factor in the decision.

Kim came into Saturday with a microscopic 0.63 ERA through nearly 30 innings pitched but gave up multiple runs for the first time all season. Kim has had an excellent debut campaign for the Cardinals and is scheduled to next take the mound Thursday versus Milwaukee.

September 15, 2020 10:56 AM
Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Fires seven shutout innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim allowed three hits and three walks over seven shutout innings in a loss against Milwaukee in the first game of Monday's doubleheader. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.

Kim was brilliant Monday, mowing down Milwaukee's lineup with just 87 pitches in seven innings. The 32-year-old southpaw has been on a tear since moving into the Cardinals' rotation; in his last four starts, he's tossed 24 innings while allowing just one unearned run. Kim will carry a dominant 0.63 ERA into Pittsburgh on Saturday.

September 14, 2020 09:41 PM
Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Dazzles again in return from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim allowed three hits and three walks across seven scoreless innings during the loss to the Brewers in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.

Kim was activated from the injured list ahead of Monday's start after not pitching for almost two weeks because of a kidney issue. The left-hander showed no signs of rust, however, punching out six Brewers while not allowing an earned run in his fourth consecutive outing. Unfortunately, the rookie had to settle for a no-decision after Ryan Helsley blew the save in the eighth inning. The 32-year-old will take a sparkling 0.63 ERA into his start against the Pirates on Saturday.

September 14, 2020 01:12 PM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (chest) was activated as expected ahead of his scheduled start in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

Kim missed just shy of two weeks while on a blood thinner to deal with a kidney issue. There's been quite a bit of good fortune in his 0.83 ERA this season, as he's striking out just 13.3 percent of opposing batters over 21.2 innings and has been helped out by a .200 BABIP and an 86.0 percent strand rate, though his 3.62 FIP is still a solid number. He'll face fellow former KBO ace Josh Lindblom in this start.

September 14, 2020 03:20 PM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Starting Monday's matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (chest) will start Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Brewers, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

The 32-year-old has been sidelined nearly two weeks while taking a blood thinner, but he'll rejoin the rotation with the Cardinals playing five games against the Brewers over the next three days. Kim has been fantastic as a starter with a 0.44 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB over 20.2 innings and will look to pick up where he left off prior to landing on the injured list.

September 13, 2020 10:32 AM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Could be back Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (chest) completed a "really good side [session]" Friday with no issues and appears on track to start in Monday's doubleheader against the Brewers, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Kim is likely still awaiting official clearance as he's taking a blood thinner that could pose problems should he sustain an injury, but his progression throughout the week could allow him to return from the injured list Monday. Manager Mike Shildt previously indicated the 32-year-old will start once activated, rather than being eased in via the bullpen.

September 12, 2020 06:04 PM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Could be back in rotation Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (chest/kidney) continues to make encouraging progress and could return to the rotation as early as Monday for one of the doubleheader games against the Brewers, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. "He's going to come back as a starter," manager Mike Shildt said. "He had a really good day [Thursday] and another positive day [Friday]. We need him to start, but just because we need him to, we're not going to cram him into something that he couldn't physically do. But he's ready. We feel like he can get going."

Kim is awaiting medical clearance, as he's taking a blood thinner that could put him in danger if he were to suffer an injury. The chances of Kim making a return as early as Monday should become clearer as the weekend unfolds.

September 11, 2020 12:04 PM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Makes more progress Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (chest/kidney) was able to throw Thursday to a catcher and is likely to throw a bullpen session this weekend, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Kim continues to work his way back from the kidney issue that landed him in the hospital briefly last weekend, and he appears to be making deliberate but uninterrupted progress. Rogers notes there's even a chance Kim could join the Cardinals at some point during a three-city road trip next week. However, the southpaw is currently on blood thinners, so there would have to be particular caution exercised with respect to bringing Kim back into game action. "The big thing is, we're just trying to understand the risk proposition given the medication he's on and being involved in a major-league game," president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said. "That's something internally we'll work through."

September 9, 2020 01:24 AM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Able to throw last two days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (chest/kidney) was able to throw at Busch Stadium both Monday and Tuesday and will be evaluated by the team's medical staff over the next two days, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Manager Mike Shildt relayed Tuesday that Kim continues to feel better after his weekend hospital stay in Chicago. If all continues to go smoothly with his recovery and he receives clearance from the medical staff, Kim may be able to throw a bullpen session before the end of the week. "Every day he gets a little stronger, builds back up and has energy and has ability to take that next step," Shildt said. "[We will] continue to evaluate him and make sure he can progress and everything's in the right spot. But so far so good."

September 7, 2020 01:12 AM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Returns to St. Louis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (chest/kidney) returned to St. Louis on Sunday and will be evaluated Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

A kidney ailment landed Kim in the hospital and on the 10-day injured list Saturday, but he was reportedly already feeling better Sunday and was back home. The evaluation he'll undergo Monday will help determine when he can resume baseball activities at Busch Stadium, and the team is optimistic he'll be able to return to the active roster once he's no longer on the blood thinners he's currently taking. "Medically, if he's in a controlled setting, he can continue to work out, play catch, throw bullpens, keep his arm strength up," manager Mike Shildt said. "And when he gets to a point where he feels like he can compete and [not be] vulnerable for contact, he'll get back to being with us."

September 6, 2020 03:44 AM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Out with kidney issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim landed on the 10-day injured list due to a kidney issue Saturday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Kim reportedly was dealing with abdominal pain Friday morning and had to be taken to the emergency room, where a kidney blockage was discovered. He's reportedly feeling much better and is likely to pitch again this season. The transaction was made retroactive to Wednesday, meaning he can return to action next Saturday, though it's not yet clear whether he's expected to do so.

September 5, 2020 05:16 PM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Placed on 10-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim was placed on the 10-day injured list for an undisclosed reason, retroactive to Wednesday.

Kim was dominant in Tuesday's start as he earned his second win of the season, but he'll now miss time with an undisclosed issue. Dakota Hudson will start Sunday in his place. It's unclear how much time Kim is expected to miss.

September 2, 2020 01:24 AM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Delivers five scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (2-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Reds after allowing three hits with four strikeouts and two walks over five shutout innings.

The left-hander probably could have returned for another inning as he finished at 85 pitches, but there was no need to push it with the Cardinals already up 11-0 after five innings. Kim has been lights out in his three starts, allowing only nine hits with 10 strikeouts and three walks across 17 innings. He'll try to add another start to his impressive run Sunday against the Cubs.

August 28, 2020 03:56 AM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Logs another strong start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim allowed one unearned run on three hits and a walk across six innings as the Cardinals fell to the Pirates in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

Kim allowed an RBI single to Jacob Stallings in the fourth, but it was an unearned run due to a throwing error by Brad Miller. The rookie has now allowed just one earned run across 15.2 innings in his three starts since the Cardinals resumed play following their COVID-19 outbreak. Kim will take an outstanding 1.08 ERA and 0.90 WHIP into his start in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

August 23, 2020 10:56 AM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Tosses six scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (1-0) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out three to earn the win over the Reds on Saturday.

Kim showed improvement from his first start by issuing no free passes in Saturday's outing. He has a 1.69 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and four strikeouts in 10.2 innings this season. Kim began the year as the closer, but he may continue as a starter for the foreseeable future. The 32-year-old's next start is expected to come in the first half of Thursday's doubleheader against the Pirates.

August 17, 2020 09:12 PM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Surrenders one in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out one over 3.2 innings during Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cubs. He didn't factor into the decision.

Despite plenty of traffic on the basepaths, Kim made it through the first three innings unscathed before giving up a solo home run to Ian Happ in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Cardinals would ultimately take the first game of the doubleheader, 3-1. Kim will continue to be an option for starts moving forward, though his role certainly isn't set in stone at this time.

August 16, 2020 03:16 PM
Cardinals' Kwang-Hyun Kim: Date of first start set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim is slated to make his delayed first start with the Cardinals in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

The left-hander's turn in the rotation will come a full week later than originally planned due to the slew of suspended games for the Cardinals as a result of the team's COVID-19 outbreak. Kim opened the season as a reliever, but he has plenty of experience as a starter after serving in that capacity for 76 of his 83 career games in the KBO over the last three campaigns.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/30@ SDW 7-43.25322
09/24vs MILW 4-215.05123
09/19@ PITW 5-45.16414
09/14@ MILL 1-27.03036
09/01@ CINW 16-215.03024
08/27vs PITL 3-46.03013
08/22vs CINW 3-016.03003
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020STL301.6187001139.02897301224
2019STL00---00000000000000
Total301.6107001139.02897301224
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020STL248421.1000001.1971.0261549.23
2019STL000---00000------0---
Total248421.1000001.1971.0261549.23
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/183
Birthdate:
07/22/1988
Age:
32
Hometown:
Seoul, South Korea
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
0