Interview with San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt

Last year, the batting order in which Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) appeared most often was number 1 (73 games).

However, coach Mike Silt, who leads San Diego this year, consistently placed Kim Ha-seong at number 5 in exhibition games, and in the opening two-game series of the 2024 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), Kim Ha-seong was listed as a starting player as the number 5 hitter and shortstop.

Coach Silt, who met at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul on the 21st when the opening second game of the 2024 MLB World Tour Seoul Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers was held, explained the reason for changing Ha-seong Kim’s batting order by dividing it into ‘team situation’ and ‘Ha-seong Kim’s talent’. .

He said, “There are many ‘replaceable hitters’ on our team who can occupy various positions in the batting order.”

In the opening two-game series, Sander Boharz stood at number 1 and Fernando Tanis Jr. stood at number 2.

Coach Silt recalled, “Ha-Sung Kim posted good results last season (152 games, 0.260 batting average, 17 home runs, 60 RBI, 38 stolen bases),” and added, “I like to place a hitter with good contact ability at number 5. Ha-Sung Kim is a good hitter on the ground. “He sends batted balls everywhere and rarely retreats into a double play,” he explained.

He added, “Kim Ha-seong has a good ability to get on base and knows how to launch the ball,” adding, “Using Kim Ha-seong as the fifth hitter is useful in increasing our team’s score.”

Ultimately, this means that Coach Silt recognizes both Kim Ha-seong’s contact ability and slugging ability.

In the opening game on the 20th, Ha-seong Kim had no hits in 3 at-bats and only 1 walk.Looking for his first hit of the season in Game 2. 한국야동

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