“Ha-seong Kim recorded an OPS of 0.681 against a right pitcher.”
The local multiple media, including the US’MLB.com’, said on the 8th (Korean time) that the San Diego Padres and Xander Bogatz’ 11 years and 2 The news of the contract worth 80 million dollars (approximately 367 billion won) was announced.
San Diego hopes to recruit Bogarts despite Ha-seong Kim, who was named a finalist for the Gold Glove in the National League shortstop category this season, and Fernando Tatis Jr., who played an active role in 130 games in the 2021 season with 42 homers, 97 RBIs, 99 runs and a batting average of 0.282 OPS of 0.975. I managed to get hold of him.
Despite the presence of Kim Ha-sung and Tatis Jr., the reason why San Diego embraced Bogatz is clear. Bogarts debuted with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and 스포츠토토 played in 1264 games over 10 seasons, recording 1410 hits, 156 homers, 683 RBIs, 752 runs batting average, 0.292 OPS, and 0.814 offensive power.
And Bogatz was selected as an All-Star four times (2016, 2019, 2021, 2022) in his 10-year career, and embraced the Silver Slugger five times (2015, 2016, 2019, 2021, 2022). He also has a brilliant career, lifting two World Series (2013, 2018) championship trophies while in Boston.
With Bogarts, San Diego, which has three shortstops, is forced to control traffic in the infield. Then, what about the San Diego infield? First of all, ‘MLB.com’ and ‘The Athletic’ excluded Tatis Jr., who cannot start the 2023 season due to taking a banned substance.
‘MLB.com’ said, “On paper, San Diego’s infield reorganization is simple. Kim Ha-seong, who has performed outstandingly, will move to second base. Jake Cronenworth can play all defenses, including first base.” From the left infield, you can pack Manny Machado, Xander Bogarts, Kim Ha-sung, and Jake Cronenworth.”
‘The Athletic’ also predicted the San Diego infield as well as ‘MLB.com’ and said, “Considering the defensive shift restrictions, San Diego will have the best defense in the major leagues.” However, the media is arguing that San Diego should recruit additional first base resources. In particular, ‘The Athletic’ emphasized the recruitment of a first or second baseman to compensate for Kim Ha-sung’s disappointing offensive power.
‘The Athletic’ said, “San Diego can make up for the incomplete infield by adding a first base or second base option. Against certain right-handed pitchers, Kim Ha-seong can be benched. He left an even record, but Kim Ha-seong recorded an OPS of 0.681 against right pitchers.” “The market has Brandon Belt, Matt Carpenter, Brandon Drury, Trey Mancini,
It is unknown whether San Diego will take the move of additional recruitment after Bogarts. However, in order to get rid of these small variables, Ha-seong Kim must prove it with a bat in the 2023 season.