Jae-Hwan Kim
31-Year-Old DHDH
 Free Agent  Foreign
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Kim was the MVP of the KBO in 2018 when he hit 44 home runs with a 1.067 OPS, but he declined last season to just 15 home runs and an .804 OPS. He had averaged 39 home runs from 2016 to 2019 as the top power hitter in South Korea. Though his power declined last season, he still drew walks (10.1 percent walk rate) and didn't strike out too often (19.7 percent strikeout rate). Though he played outfield in South Korea, he's seen as a defensive liability who will need to play 1B or DH in MLB. His KBO team, the Doosan Bears,posted him in December. However, he was unable to find a MLB team willing to sign him and will return to the KBO. He could try to move to MLB in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
Fails to find MLB deal
DHFree Agent  F
January 5, 2020
Kim failed to sign a deal with an MLB club during his posting period and will return to the Doosan Bears of the KBO, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News reports.
As a 32-year-old whose numbers regressed in his most recent season, it's hardly a surprise that Kim struggled to generate much interest from major-league clubs. He can be posted again in November but will likely see the same fate unless he has a bounceback season.
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Posted by Doosan
DHFree Agent  F
December 5, 2019
Kim was posted by the Doosan Bears on Thursday, which gives him the chance to sign an MLB contract, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
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