Ha-Sung Kim of the San Diego Padres is on pace to become the first player in Major League Baseball (MLB) to lead the league in defensive Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
As of Aug. 25, Kim’s defensive WAR was 2.2, trailing Wander Franco (Tampa Bay Rays) by just 0.1.
With Franco on administrative leave for inappropriate contact with a minor, it’s only a matter of time before he passes him. 먹튀검증
Kim is in first place in the National League (NL). Gabriel Moreno (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Keith Brian Hayes (Pittsburgh Pirates) are trailing him by 0.1.
Kim is coming off a strong Gold Glove campaign at second base this season. He was a finalist for the shortstop award last year, but missed out.
In offensive WAR, Kim is ninth overall. In overall bWAR, he remains fourth with 6.2.