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Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Goes 4-for-5 with two thefts
Kim went 4-for-5 with a double, one run scored and two steals in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Kim snapped an 0-for-17 skid in a big way Saturday, collecting three singles and a double while stealing third base twice. The 27-year-old breakout player has slowed down at the plate in September, hitting just .184 with three doubles, zero home runs, seven RBI, eight runs and nine steals across 99 plate appearances. Despite his relatively lethargic finish, the third-year infielder took a huge step forward in the 2023 campaign, posting a .262/.354/.401 season-long slash line and collecting 140 hits, 75 walks, 17 home runs, 84 runs and 38 stolen bases over 151 games (621 plate appearances) -- all career highs.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Hits double in return
Kim (abdomen) went 1-for-4 with a double in Friday's 4-2 win over the Cardinals.
Kim had missed four games with abdominal discomfort. The infielder has had a rough September, going 10-for-58 (.172) over 15 contests. His struggles have caused his season slash line to sag to .265/.356/.408 with 17 home runs, 36 stolen bases, 58 RBI, 81 runs scored and 21 doubles through 144 games.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Returns to lineup Friday
Kim (abdomen) is back in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.
Kim will start at second base and bat sixth versus the Cardinals and right-hander Dakota Hudson after missing four straight games due to abdominal discomfort. The 27-year-old has tallied 17 home runs and 36 stolen bases through 143 games (583 plate appearances) this season with San Diego.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Held out again Wednesday
Kim (abdomen) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Rockies, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Kim has been battling some abdominal soreness since the weekend and will miss a fourth straight start. The Padres will go with Matthew Batten again at second base Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Out with sore abdomen
Kim (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.
This is the third straight absence for Kim, who came down with some abdominal discomfort over the weekend and is still being evaluated. Matthew Batten will play second base and bat seventh for the Padres on Tuesday versus Colorado.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Still feeling soreness
Kim "is still experiencing some abdominal discomfort," Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Kim was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's contest due to the soreness, and according to the report the team is still trying to identify what exactly is ailing him. One way or another, Kim will not start Monday for a second straight day.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Battling abdominal issue
Kim was scratched from Sunday's lineup versus Oakland due to abdominal discomfort, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The specifics of the injury remain unclear, and Kim is undergoing testing to determine whether the issue is internal or muscular. The second baseman should be considered day-to-day until more information is available.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Scratched Sunday
Kim was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Athletics for unspecified reasons.
Kim was penciled in to start at second base and bat leadoff Sunday, per usual, but the Padres released an updated lineup that excludes him. Assuming the 27-year-old is dealing with an injury, the team should provide more information in the near future. Matthew Batten will shift to the keystone while Eguy Rosario starts at third base. Jurickson Profar is now batting atop the order.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Swift on basepaths Friday
Kim went 0-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 8-3 win against Oakland.
Kim wasn't able to record a hit in the contest, but he still tied together something for his fantasy managers to smile about with a sixth-inning steal. The theft was his 36th of the season, tied for seventh-most in the majors. Kim has been tailor-made for the Padres' leadoff spot with an 85th percentile walk rate (11.9 percent) and 80th percentile sprint speed, and he's added some pop with 17 homers along with 58 RBI, 80 runs and a .266/.356/.408 slash line over 578 plate appearances. Kim did turn his ankle on his stolen base Friday but stayed in the game and is expected to play Saturday, per the Associated Press.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Day off Tuesday
Kim isn't in the Padres' lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Kim will get a rare day off Tuesday after slashing just .195/.267/.195 across 46 plate appearances since Sept. 1. Matthew Batten will start at second base Tuesday while Eguy Rosario gets the nod at third and bats ninth.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Registers 35th steal
Kim went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base and one run scored in Monday's 11-8 win over the Dodgers.
Kim's hitting has dropped off a bit in September -- he's gone 8-for-41 (.195) this month, but he's still managed to pick up six steals in his last 10 games. The infielder is up to 35 steals this season, good for eighth in the majors. He's also slashing .270/.361/.416 with 17 home runs, 58 RBI, 80 runs scored and 20 doubles over 140 games.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Runs wild Friday
Kim went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, three stolen bases and two runs scored in Friday's 11-2 win over the Astros.
Kim did his part to get on base, and he also showed no hesitation on the basepaths Friday. The infielder has stolen multiple bases in five games this year, including a pair of three-steal efforts. For the year, he's 34-for-42 on pilfers while slashing a reliable .273/.364/.422 with 17 home runs, 57 RBI and 79 runs scored over 137 contests. He continues to hit well from the top of the Padres' order.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Collects two thefts Sunday
Kim went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the Giants.
Kim singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning and quickly stole second base before being wiped out at third on a fielder's choice. He added a walk and another theft in the fourth frame. Kim is up to 31 steals on the season, eighth-most in the majors. He's added 17 homers, 52 RBI, 77 runs and a .275/.365/.429 slash line in what has been a breakout campaign.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Second straight two-hit game
Kim went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to St. Louis.
After coming through with his second straight two-hit game, Kim is now sitting on an even .300 batting average since the beginning of June. In 78 total games over that stretch, Kim has supplemented the batting average with 12 home runs, 20 stolen bases, 56 runs and 33 RBI. The third-year infielder has been an underrated fantasy standout in 2023, and his ability to contribute quality numbers in five categories should make him a strong early-round building block in 2024 drafts.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Slugs grand slam in win
Kim went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, a double, two total runs and a stolen base in a 6-2 win over the Marlins on Monday.
Kim scored the Padres' first run in the first inning, leading off the frame with a double, stealing third base and racing home on a sacrifice fly. He made an even greater contribution in the second, belting a grand slam to left-center field after Miami starter Ryan Weathers loaded the bases on three straight walks. Kim could be found on fantasy waiver wires early in the campaign, but he's broken out and become a must-roster player, posting a .280/.370/.449 slash line along with 17 homers, 49 RBI, 71 runs and 28 thefts over 121 contests.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Goes deep Saturday
Kim went 1-for-8 with a solo home run and a walk across both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Arizona.
Kim had a nice start to the twin bill, leading off the Padres' half of the first inning with a solo shot in Game 1. That was his only hit of the day, though he did work a walk in the nightcap. Since his 16-game hitting streak came to an end Aug. 12, Kim has come back down to earth a bit, slashing .162/.205/.297 over his subsequent nine contests.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-9, 168 lbs|
|Birthplace: Bucheon, South Korea|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|