Former colleague Kim Ha-seong, ‘still uncontracted’, American media “It’s a usable player, but… ”

Correspondent Yoon-jun Ko = Ha-seong Kim and Jurickson Profar, who ate together with the San Diego Padres until last year, still remain in the free agent market.

After the season, Profar waived his $7.5 million option and instead entered the free agency market with a $1 million buyout. ‘MLB Trade Rumors (MLBTR)’ predicted that he would draw great attention by ranking him as the 33rd free agent this time.

As left-handed reliever Andrew Chaffin signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks the day before, the only unsigned players in the top 50 free agents are Profar and Michael Waka.

Of course, it’s not that Profar hasn’t garnered interest from any team. Many teams, including the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles, who want to strengthen their left field, have paid attention to him.

However, many teams sought alternatives by signing internal or other free agents, and many teams dropped Profar from their plans.

‘MLBTR’ said, “Profar’s fWAR last year was a career high of 2.5, and he is a useful player. However, his recent record is honestly not enough to bring about the perception of a ‘good’ player. This is the reason why teams are reluctant to sign multi-year contracts and do not sign.”

Last year, Profar recorded a batting average of 0.243, 15 home runs, 58 RBIs, and 82 runs for an OPS of 0.723. In the 2021 season, the batting average of 0.227, 4 homers, 33 RBIs, and OPS of 0.649 were excellent last year, but it is evaluated that it is not enough. 메이저놀이터

In defense, DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) also recorded 2, showing slightly better than average.

‘MLBTR’ said, “Profar turned down a $7.5 million option and received a $1 million buyout, so they’ll want a contract worth at least $6.5 million. After signing a one-year contract, the best way is to challenge the free agent market again.”

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