3 Padres hitters who outperformed expectations in April

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (30) hits a 2-run home run in the fourth inning of the MLB baseball game between Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.San Diego Padres At Cincinnati Reds 58
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (30) hits a 2-run home run in the fourth inning of the MLB baseball game between Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.San Diego Padres At Cincinnati Reds 58 /
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Ha-seong Kim, Padres
Apr 15, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Ha-seong Kim (7) hits an RBI single against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /

San Diego Padres hitters who carried the team in April: Ha-seong Kim

Subbing in for Fernando Tatis Jr. is no easy feat, but Ha-Seong Kim rose to the challenge in April, hitting 271/.364/.563 with a .926 OPS. Over 16 games, he collected 13 hits, including three doubles and a trio of home runs. He also scored 13 times and drove in 10 runs.

Kim’s three homers also tie Hosmer for third-most on the team.

With Tatis out until at least the first week of June, Kim will need to keep it up.

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