With Kim Ha-seong’s (28, San Diego) stock price soaring, he is expected to return as a shortstop in 2024 and even win the free agent (FA) jackpot.스포츠토토
Ha-Seong Kim has emerged as a national major league star this season. His name is also frequently mentioned in local American media. Recently, there is an atmosphere urging Kim Ha-seong to return to shortstop. American Yahoo Sports also emphasized, “Xander Bogaerts may move to a different position, and Kim Ha-seong may return to shortstop next year.”
This is thanks to Kim Ha-seong’s growth this season to the point where he is expected to win the Gold Glove Award. He continues to perform among the best on his team in all areas, including attack, defense, and defense. Trade Rumors also evaluated on the 3rd, “Ha-seong Kim has grown into not only the Padres’ team MVP but also one of the National League MVPs between his defense and offense.” The San Diego Union-Tribune is also praising Kim Ha-seong every day.
Ha-seong Kim’s high cost-effectiveness is also being discussed. Kim Ha-seong, who signed a 4+1 year contract with San Diego worth $39 million (approximately KRW 51.5 billion), is evaluated to be performing well worth more than $8 million (approximately KRW 10.5 billion) this year. After the 2024 season, he can extend his contract for another year for $8 million. However, given Kim Ha-seong’s presence this season, it is highly likely that he will sign a free agent contract after the 2024 season.
Ha-seong Kim can also expect a huge free agent contract depending on his performance in the 2024 season. If he wins the Gold Glove this year, returns to shortstop next year, and hits like he did this season, it will be the icing on the cake. San Diego may offer a large amount of money early to keep Kim Ha-seong. Ha-seong Kim’s status has clearly changed.