The San Diego Padres were selected as the second best starting lineup in the major leagues this year.
On the 24th (Korean time), the official website of the major leagues announced the top 10 power rankings of the major league starting lineups for the 2023 season. San Diego ranked second out of 30 teams, and Kim Ha-seong entered the 7th batter as second baseman.
San Diego: Fernando Tatis Jr. (Right Field) – Juan Soto (Right Field) – Manny Machado (3 Base) – Zander Bogaerts (Shortstop) – Jake Cronenworth (1 Base) – Matt Carpenter (DH) – Ha-Sung Kim (2 Base) – Austin Nola (catcher) – Trent Grisham (center) is the main lineup for the season.
However, Tatis Jr. still has a disciplinary action for taking prohibited drugs, so he cannot play in 20 games after the opening. San Diego strengthened its infield by acquiring Bogarts for 11 years and $280 million ahead of this season. Kim Ha-seong, who played a full season at shortstop last year, is expected to move to second base. 먹튀검증
Kim Ha-seong played as the 8th hitter in the opening game last year and played the most games in the 7th batting order. He is projected to be the No. 6 or No. 7 hitter in the US media this year. Kim Ha-seong said this season, “I hope all hitting indicators will be better than last year.”
Meanwhile, the Houston Astros, which have Jose Altuve, Jordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and Jose Abreu, ranked first in lineup power. The Toronto Blue Jays, where Hyun-Jin Ryu will return in July, rose to third place with George Springer, Vladimir Guerrero, and Matt Chapman at the fore.
Louis Cardinals at 4th, Atlanta Braves at 5th, New York Mets at 6th, New York Yankees at 7th, Philadelphia Phillies at 8th, Los Angeles Dodgers at 9th and Cleveland Guardians at 10th.