U.S. media outlook “Kim Ha-sung from Gold Glove, MVP candidate again this year”

Kim Ha-sung (28, San Diego Padres) is expected to be named the MVP candidate of the National League (NL) in the 2024 season.

Sporting News in the U.S. included Kim Ha-sung on the 10th (Korea time) when it selected 14 candidates for the 2024 U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) NL MVP.헤라카지노

Kim had a batting average of 0.260 (140 hits in 538 at-bats) with 17 homers, 60 RBIs, 84 runs scored and 38 stolen bases in 152 games last season. Based on his stellar performance, he was the first Asian infielder to win the Gold Glove Award in the utility category of the National League. He was also listed as an MVP candidate of the National League, but failed to win the honor. However, he ranked 14th and left meaningful mark.

The media predicted that Kim Ha-sung, who is in his fourth year in the big league, will continue to play in the 2024 season. Kim Ha-sung is mentioned as a trade candidate for the San Diego club financially, which also means that his value is high.

Kim Ha-sung is also highly motivated as he can obtain a free agent (free agent) qualification after the end of this season and sign a large contract. The Athletic of the United States predicted, “We will need more than 100 million dollars (132 billion won) to catch Kim Ha-sung, whose contract with San Diego ends this year.”

The other NL MVP candidates expected by Sporting News include Seiya Suzuki, Ian Hep, Justin Steele (Chicago Cubs), Christian Walker, Jack Gallen (Arizona Diamondbacks), Marcel Osuna (Atlanta Braves), Jack Swinsky (Pittsburgh Pirates), Jack Wheeler (Philadelphia Phillies), Nolan Jones (Colorado Rockies), James Outman (LA Dodgers), Senga Kodai (New York Mets), Jazz Chizom Jr. (Miami Marlins), and Willy Adames (Milwickau Blues).

The media’s strongest candidate for MVP is Suzuki. “In the last 50 games last year, he had a batting average of 0.350 OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.073 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs. This is what the Cubs expected when they hired Suzuki,” the newspaper said. “If Suzuki has adjusted to being a pitcher in the MLB, he is highly likely to win the MVP award.”

Then, he did not include Shohei Ohtani as the MVP candidate of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League. Instead, he predicted that Otani would hit 40 home runs and make the top five in the MVP voting.

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