San Diego Padres shortstop Ha-Seong Kim
Padres shortstop Ha-Seong Kim made himself well-known this season when he became a regular starter at shortstop in place of Fernando Tatís Jr. He started the season extremely well in April hitting .271/.364/.563.
He had a significant drop in performance in May to .196/.282/.278 and slightly improved again in June (.239/.330/.304). However, he’s remained far below the potential that he showed in April.
His isolated power went down from last season. In 2021, he had an ISO of .150. This season, it’s down to .118. Though it’s clear he’s never been a power hitter, he started the season with significantly more power that seemingly never came back.
His slugging percentage had a noticeable decrease and he’s producing less-quality hits. In April, he produced three home runs. He didn’t produce any in June. Though his numbers improved between May and June, he’s still not nearly at the caliber he was in April.