25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:20 pm



Eric Longenhagen gave him a 45 FV before the season began.
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby David » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:24 pm

is 45 any good?
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:26 pm

David wrote:is 45 any good?


Projects to like a 1 WAR player in the majors IIRC
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby sneakypower » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:30 pm

well that would present an upgrade at the position
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby David » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:32 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
David wrote:is 45 any good?


Projects to like a 1 WAR player in the majors IIRC


that's what i thought

meh
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:33 pm



Notable is that he walked more than he K'd this year and the KBO has been less crazy offensively the past two years

Bigger fish to fry IMO but he might do alright in the MLs, probably better off at 2B than SS in that I can't think of any 5'9" starting SSs on good (or bad?) teams these days
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby Bertz » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:37 pm

David wrote:is 45 any good?


It's basically a team top 10 prospect. In general, their scale equates to something like:

60 or more - Star Prospect
55 - Top 50 Overall Prospect
50 - Top 100 Overall Prospect
45 - Team Top 10 Caliber
40 - Team Top 30 Caliber
35 - A prospect, but either really far away or very low ceiling
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby jb10194 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:39 pm

Hah, looking at his stats last year, he split time at short with our old friend Addison Russell. As comparison:

Kim: .304/.396/.521/.917 27 HR in 554 PA, 11 errors in 84 games
Russell: .262/.329/.340/.669 1 HR in 231 PA, 8 errors in 11 games

Not sure how Korean League typically translates to MLB, but by that, looks like he'd be an upgrade over the piece of horsefeathers Russell.
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:52 pm

Guess Longenhagen bumped him after the most recent KBO season.

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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:43 pm

I love signing Japanese/Korean players as much as anyone, and I did not live through the 2020 offense like many here did, but I wouldn't have put right handed infielder very high on the shopping list for this offseason.
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby Bull » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:06 pm

jb10194 wrote:Hah, looking at his stats last year, he split time at short with our old friend Addison Russell. As comparison:

Kim: .304/.396/.521/.917 27 HR in 554 PA, 11 errors in 84 games
Russell: .262/.329/.340/.669 1 HR in 231 PA, 8 errors in 11 games

Not sure how Korean League typically translates to MLB, but by that, looks like he'd be an upgrade over the piece of horsefeathers Russell.

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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby Bertz » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:00 pm



Those are extremely strong projections, though obviously riskier than a domestic player. I wonder if he gets something akin to what young stars like Eloy have been getting prior to being called up like ~7/100. Though obviously he has more leverage so less of that cash would be locked behind team options.
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:19 pm

Really good deal for a 25-year old who can play shortstop.

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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby Bertz » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:45 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Really good deal for a 25-year old who can play shortstop.



I'm hoping this is a matter of evaluation and not financials. Mooney and Sharma's piece this morning indicated that there is currently *some* money to play with this winter. At least the Kyle Schwarber money. So I'm hoping that our FO is concerned with Kim's ability to handle velocity (Keith Law is I know), or has some other issue with him from a scouting perspective.
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby Derwood » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:49 pm

Padres going full "horsefeathers it, let's go" for 2021.

Must be nice
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby Backtobanks » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:23 am

Derwood wrote:Padres going full "horsefeathers it, let's go" for 2021.

Must be nice


If they were in the NL Central, they would win it by 20 games.
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby UK » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:33 am

David wrote:is 45 any good?


Good enough to be on the roster but should be not good enough to start on a team with playoff hopes.
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Re: 25-year old Korean SS Ha-Seong Kim to be Posted

Postby The Logan » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:37 am

With the way things are going they're probably about to trade Cronenworth for Shane Bieber and cash.
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