Ha-Seong Kim (born October 17, 1995) is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the San Diego Padres. In the 2014 Korea Baseball Organization Draft, the Nexen Heroes selected Kim 29th overall.
In May 2014, he made his KBO debut with the Heroes and earned the Golden Glove Award in both 2018 and 2019. Kim inked a contract with the San Diego Padres in December 2020.
Kim signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the San Diego Padres on December 31, 2020, which included a mutual option for the 2025 season.
Kim debuted in the big leagues on April 1, 2021. He pinch-hit for Emilio Pagán and struck out against Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Alex Young.
On April 10, 2021, Kim blasted his first MLB home run in a 7-4 win over the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.
Kim smashed a two-run home ball in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Padres to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on June 19, 2021, after the Padres lost their key player Fernando Tatis Jr. due to a probable injury.
After Tatis was placed on the injured list in late July 2021, Kim saw greater playing time at shortstop for the Padres.
In his first game stepping in for Tatis at shortstop on August 1, 2021, Kim blasted a home run and drove in three runs for the first time in his MLB career.
In 117 games, he hit 202 batters with eight home runs, 34 RBIs, and six stolen bases.
Ha-Seong Kim Wife: Is Ha-Seong Kim Married?
Ha-Seong is currently single according to our records. The Major League Baseball shortstop for the San Diego Padres has no record of ever being married. For this reason, we are safe to say that he is currently focusing on his career.