KIM Ha-seong
Person
KIM Ha-seong

KIM
Ha-seong

South Korean professional baseballer of Major League Baseball (MLB)

Organization: Major League Baseball (MLB)

Date of Birth: 17 October 1995

Age: 28 years old

Zodiac sign: Libra

Profession: Baseballer

Content

Biography

Ha-seong Kim is a South Korean professional baseball shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Kim was drafted 41st overall by the Nexen Heroes in the 2014 Korea Baseball Organization Draft. He made his KBO debut with the Heroes in May 2014 and won the KBO Golden Glove Award in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In December 2020, Kim signed with the San Diego Padres, and made his MLB debut in 2021. In 2023, Kim became the first Korean-born player to win a Gold Glove Award.

Career

Nexen/Kiwoom Heroes

Kim was drafted by the Nexen Heroes with the 41st overall pick in the 2014 Korea Baseball Organization Draft. On May 18, He made his KBO debut against the Lotte Giants. He hit a double on his first at-bat, and a triple on his second at-bat. On June 4, Kim hit his first career home run in a 20-3 loss against the NC Dinos. In the 2014 postseason, he appeared once as a pinch runner against the Samsung Lions.

Batting .290 with 19 home runs and 73 RBIs, Kim was the starting shortstop at the 2015 KBO All-Star Game. He recorded his 10th stolen base on June 12, 2015 against the KT Wiz in a 12-8 loss. He recorded his 20th stolen base on September 21, 2015 in a win against the NC Dinos. He hit his 19th home run on September 23, 2015 against the SK Wyverns. He finished the season with 19 home runs and 22 stolen bases, just one home run short of a 20-20.

Before the start of the 2016 season, Kim signed a one-year ₩160 million contract extension with the Nexen Heroes. Kim played all 144 games in the 2016 regular season while batting .281 with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs to go along with 28 stolen bases. Kim was selected as an All-Star for the second time in his third year. Kim was the starting shortstop at the 2016 KBO All-Star Game. He recorded his 20th home run on September 20, 2016 against the KIA Tigers. This home run made him the third shortshop in KBO history to record 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the regular season.

Kim won the KBO League Golden Glove Award in three consecutive years, from 2018 to 2020.

After the 2020 season, on November 25, 2020, the Heroes announced it was allowing Kim to enter the posting system to play in Major League Baseball (MLB).

San Diego Padres

On December 31, 2020, Kim signed with the San Diego Padres of MLB for a four-year, $28 million deal, including a mutual option for the 2025 season.

Kim made his major-league debut on April 1, 2021. He pinch hit for Emilio Pagán, and struck out against Alex Young of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kim hit his first MLB home run in a 7-4 victory over the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on April 10, 2021. On June 19, after the Padres lost Fernando Tatis Jr. due to injury, Kim hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Padres to a 7-5 victory against the Cincinnati Reds. Kim saw increased playing time at shortstop for the Padres after Tatis was placed on the injured list in late July 2021. On August 1, Kim hit a home run and drove in an MLB-career high three runs in his first game filling in for Tatis at shortstop. Kim finished the 2021 season batting .202 with eight home runs, 34 RBIs, and six stolen bases in 117 games.

On August 26, 2022, Kim had a career-high five RBI in a game against the Kansas City Royals. Kim finished the 2022 season with a .251 batting average, 11 home runs, 59 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and a .708 OPS in 150 games played. He mostly played as a shortstop in the season, filling in for Tatis after he was suspended for performance-enhancing drugs.

On April 3, 2023, Kim hit his first major-league career walk-off home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks following a solo home run by pinch hitter David Dahl.

On July 24, 2023, Kim hit his first major league career multi-home-run game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On August 21, 2023, Kim hit his first major league grand slam against Miami Marlins pitcher, Ryan Weathers, who was traded to Miami from San Diego just three weeks prior.

After the 2023 season, Kim received the National League Gold Glove Award for utility players, becoming the first Korean player to win a Gold Glove.

Rating GlobalNY.biz

Takes place
general
№242
general
Takes place
area
№93
In rating
Sport
area
Takes place
№27
In rating
Baseballer
profession

Mentioned together

CEO of Tesla
1 place
Internet entrepreneur and philanthropist, CEO of Facebook
2 place
co-CEO and Chief Content Officer at Netflix
3 place
Chief Executive Officer of Square
4 place
Former Chief Executive Officer of Twitter
5 place
Chief Executive Officer of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
6 place
Chief Executive Officer of the Jefferies Group
7 place
Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Global
8 place
Chief Executive Officer of Liquidia Corporation
9 place
Chief Executive Officer and Director at Marinus Pharmaceuticals
10 place
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Research Officer at Telsey Advisory Group
11 place
General Counsel and Secretary at General Mills
12 place
Chief Innovation, Technology and Quality Officer at General Mills
13 place
Chief Financial Officer at General Mills
14 place
Chief Supply Chain Officer of General Mills
15 place

Colleagues

General Counsel and Secretary at General Mills
1 place
Chief Innovation, Technology and Quality Officer at General Mills
2 place
Chief Financial Officer at General Mills
3 place
Chief Supply Chain Officer of General Mills
4 place
Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at General Mills
5 place
Chief Digital and Technology Officer at General Mills
6 place
Group President, North America Retail
7 place
Group President, North America Foodservice
8 place
Group President, Pet
9 place
Group President, International
10 place
Cief Human Resources Officer at General Mills
11 place

Born in one day

Date of Birth: 17.10.1995. Age: 28. Zodiac sign: Libra.
(Pig) .
Horoscope Libra: horoscope for today, horoscope for tomorrow, horoscope for week, horoscope for month, horoscope for year.
Days left until next birthday: 151 Days.
Norwegian professional golfer
1 place
American actress
2 place
Vietnamese footballer
3 place
Mexican-American mixed martial arts (MMA)
4 place
Actor, producer, writer and comedian
5 place
CEO of Waymo
6 place
Senior Director of Auto Testing at Consumer Reports
7 place

Profile statistic

mentions
views
Companies rating
Major League Baseball (MLB)
70 Persons
National Football League (NFL)
40 Persons
National Basketball Association (NBA)
24 Persons
Morgan Stanley
20 Persons
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
20 Persons
Apple
19 Persons
United States House of Representatives
17 Persons
White House
16 Persons
Merck
15 Persons
Foot Locker
14 Persons
GlobalNY.biz pays special attention to the activities of famous people: politicians, officials, businessmen, bankers, cultural and sports figures. Their opinion largely determines the development of political, social and economic life in New York. The section is constantly edited by our journalists for the relevance of information. Here you can find information about CEOs and presidents of top New York companies, officials and public figures who play a key role in the development of the region.
The goal of the project is to create a comfortable information space for all market actors, as well as to acquaint the readership with business people in New York.
We have created an impressive database of people in New York, which contains information about a career path, education and other important information about a person.
Thanks to automatic counting of the number of mentions of a person in the news sections " New York News ”and“ New York Press Releases ”on the portal the rating of popularity and influence of persons is formed. The GlobalNY.biz team monitors rating changes and rewards project participants for their success. In general, the rating of participants is based on an in-depth analysis of the activity of PR services of famous people, and also reflects the qualitative state of the information field formed by the media and press services around the organization.
Business People of New York is a project about people who, through their ideas, words and deeds, have a great influence on the development and prosperity of New York.
Alena Potapova

Development Director
Population
8124799288
Died this year
22585762
Born this year
55564972