2B,3B,SS - San Diego Padres
Ha-Seong Kim will be the Padres' primary shortstop in 2024.
Kim won a gold glove as a utility player in 2023, and the Padres will opt to move Xander Bogaerts to second base for the foreseeable future. Kim had a breakout season in 2023 and should have a prominent role toward the top of the Padres lineup going forward.
San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim is drawing strong trade interest.
The 28-year-old middle infielder is coming off a big season in 2023 when he hit .260 with 17 home runs, 38 stolen bases, and a .749 OPS across 152 games played. He is a free agent after the season but the club reportedly is not compelled to move him.
Kim went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base, showcasing his multi-dimensional fantasy value with contributions across multiple categories.
It's been a breakout season for the import as Kim launched a grand slam that gave the Padres more than enough offense on the evening. He has been an elite middle infield asset for fantasy managers this season.
Ha-Seong Kim had a productive game on Wednesday, stealing three bases in the Padres' 6-1 loss to the Mariners.
Kim went 1-for-3 at the plate with one hit and one run scored. Despite the loss, Kim's performance on the basepaths showcased his speed and ability to create scoring opportunities for his team. With 27 stolen bases on the season, Kim has been a valuable asset for the Padres in that department.
Ha-Seong Kim had a solid performance in Wednesday's game against the Rockies, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run, an RBI, and three runs scored as the Padres cruised to an 11-1 victory.
With this performance, Kim's season stats now stand at a .284 batting average, 15 home runs, and 42 RBI in 104 games played. He has also contributed with 22 stolen bases and a .369 wOBA, making him a valuable asset for fantasy managers.