All that remains to be seen is whether Ha-Sung Kim (San Diego Padres) will join the 20-20 Club.
San Diego’s chances of making it to fall baseball are getting slimmer and slimmer. The Padres are still 5.5 games out of the third wild-card spot. San Diego has 33 games left to play. Barring a dramatic turnaround, fall baseball is effectively over.
Kim has done everything in his power to help his team win this season. He didn’t mind making hustle plays. He dominated the ball, defense, and state.
His offensive stats are at a career high. His batting average (.278), on-base percentage (.369), and slugging percentage (.445) are better than last season. He’s hitting for power, which has led to more home runs. He’s hit 17 so far this season, compared to 11 last season.
Kim has 17 home runs in 120 plate appearances this season, which is about a home run arch every seven games. If he plays all 33 remaining games, he could add four or five more. That’s a pace of 21 or 22.토토사이트
To join the “20-20 Club,” a player must hit 20 or more home runs and steal 20 or more bases in a season. Kim has already surpassed the 20 mark in stolen bases (29). He’s on track to reach 30.
The only other Korean major leaguer to join the “20-20 Club,” a symbol of the “hot streak,” is Shin-Soo Choo. He did it in 2009, 2010 (with Cleveland), and 2013 (with Cincinnati).
Meanwhile, Kim has recorded a hit in 83 of 120 games (69.1%) this season, including 30 multi-hit games (25%).