Ha-seong Kim’s free agent’s average annual salary is $20 million? At least 20 home runs and a batting average of .27
Fans are very interested in the average free agent salary of Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres).
Ha-seong Kim’s current average annual salary is $7 million, ranking 17th among MLB shortstops.
If Kim Ha-seong exercises a mutual option with San Diego after the 2024 season and the 2015 season, he can receive $8 million and play in San Diego for one more year.
However, the possibility of Kim Ha-seong exercising the option is close to ‘zero’. Because he is still doing a ransom of more than 8 million dollars.
If so, how will Kim Ha-sung be treated in the FA market?
Some are expecting him to earn an average of $20 million, but the reality is otherwise.
Shortstops who now average more than $20 million averaged over 20 homers and batted over .27 before signing free agents.
Therefore, Kim Ha-seong must also achieve similar results for the remaining two years.
With the same performance as the 2022 season, $ 20 million is ‘unsympathetic’.
In the major leagues, home runs are more important than batting average. He needs to knock out at least 20 to be treated properly. 메이저놀이터
Ha-seong Kim hit 8 homers in the 2021 season and 11 homers in the 2022 season.
If there are few home runs, the batting average should be high. With one defense he can’t ask for $20 million. In the past, shortstops only needed to be good at defense. However, strong offensive power is also required now.
The prevailing opinion is that if Kim Ha-seong produces normal results like now, his average free agent salary will be around $15 million.