Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL - IL10
Kwang Hyun Kim threw a bullpen session on Sunday without any issues. If he recovers from the bullpen session fine, he could start on Tuesday against the Marlins.
Kim has a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 20.3% strikeout rate, and 6.8% walk rate in 40 innings. He's someone to consider scooping up if available in 15-team leagues but don't start him right away off of the IL.
Cardinals starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim left Friday's game with lower back tightness. He will head to the 10-day injured list with back stiffness.
Kim dealt with a back injury back in April, which is worrisome seeing another back injury come up. He increased his strikeout rate to 20.3% up from 15.6% in 2020 due to an increased swinging-strike rate at 9.8%. Try hold in 15-team leagues although he could be dropped for a healthy streamer if needed.
Kwang Hyun Kim was removed from Friday's start against the Reds with lower back tightness.
Kim threw a warmup pitch before the fourth inning and signaled for the trainer. He had given up just two hits to that point but three earned runs, and it's unclear if his back was bothering him before that point. The Cardinals should provide a further update on Kim's status after the game.
Kwang Hyun Kim was roughed up for nine hits and four earned runs in just five innings while falling to 1-3 on the season in a 9-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Kim also walked one and only struck out one batter as well.
The 32-year-old left-hander posted a dazzling 1.62 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 39 innings in 2020 but has not quite been the same pitcher in 2021. He's not missing many bats nor is he pitching deep into games, having yet to complete six innings all season. He now owns a 3.65 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season and will do battle with the Reds next weekend, the only team that he has previously beaten this year.
Cardinals left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim lasted just 5 2/3 innings on Monday, giving up five hits, three earned runs, and three walks while striking out five in a 5-1 loss to the White Sox.
Kim was cruising with five scoreless innings and a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the sixth inning when he surrendered a two-run homer to Andrew Vaughn. Another run would come around to score after Kim was removed from the game, as he was dealt his second loss of the season. Kim will take a 1-2 record with a 3.09 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a weekend start against the Diamondbacks.