Tanner Kim - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 42


  • position OF
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 180
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2022)



Played for the Auburn Doubledays of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League…Batted .256 in 82 at bats…Scored eight runs, drove in four, had four doubles and one triple…Walked 11 times…Over his last three games he went 8-of-14 (.571).



Played for the Utica Blue Sox of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League…Was teammates with current UK teammate Michael Dallas and helped the Blue Sox win their division…Showed excellent aptitude for hitting in his 106 at-bats…Batted .311 with 15 hits, nine doubles and 25 RBI…Drew nearly as many walks (15) as he had strikeouts (17)…Stole four bases…Posted an .824 OPS…Collected 11 multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit games.

Ranked the No. 23 player in Tennessee and No. 3 third baseman in the state by Prep Baseball Report…Perfect Game ranked him the No. 46 first baseman in the country and named him honorable mention 2021 Preseason All-America…Played first base, second base, third base and outfield at Farragut High School for coach Matthew Buckner…Farragut also the alma mater of UK pitcher Ryan Hagenow…Named Class AAA First-Team All-State by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association in 2021…Helped Farragut win the 2019 state championship, as well as district and regional titles in 2021…Also played hockey and basketball.

Full name is Tanner Bo Kim…Born in Torrence, Calif….Son of Tommy and Cassandra Kim…Has volunteered with several organizations in his hometown and was a member of his high school honor roll…Loves music…Favorite quote: “Do today what no one is willing to do, so tomorrow you can do what other’s can’t.”

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