There was a reason for giving 276.9 billion in 108G… 23-year-old Shin Sung makes club history
Julio Rodriguez (23) signed a 14-year, $210 million (approximately 276.9 billion won) contract extension after 108 games since his major league debut. The reason is shown on the ground.
On the 8th (Korean time), Rodriguez started as the first hitter in the center field for the Cleveland 2023 Major League Baseball game held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
In the top of the 6th inning, with the score tied at 3-3, Rodriguez, with 2nd out and 2nd base, hit a slider on the 7th pitch from Nick Sandlin, the changed pitcher, and hit a 2-run homer over the left fence to lead the team to a 5-3 victory. The final result was 2 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs and 1 run.
After the game, Major League Baseball’s official website, ‘MLB.com’, highlighted Rodriguez’s performance. On this day, Rodriguez played his 140th game in his big league career and hit his 30th home run. This is the fastest record in Seattle history to reach 30 home runs. There is also a considerable gap with Jim Presley (156 games) in second place.
Rodriguez emerged like a comet in the major leagues last year. Even before the end of the season, he proved his potential enough to sign a 14-year extension contract worth 280 billion won with the club after 108 games.
After his last season, he left his name as the first player in history to record 25 stolen bases and 25 home runs in his first year of debut, and won the American League Rookie of the Year with a dominant result. He is growing into a ‘five-tool player’ preferred by the major leagues with excellent contact and long-running ability, running and defense, and throwing.
The momentum is good this year as well. He is 8 games early in the season, but is energizing in the offense with a batting average of 0.286 (10 hits in 35), 2 home runs, 4 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.913.
If he continues his steady performance as he does now,메이저놀이터 it seems that the 276.9 billion won invested in Rodriguez will not be a waste. Many spotlights are on what record Rodriguez, who has written a new history of the club, will challenge again.
◆Rodriguez 2022 season performance
132 games batting average 0.284 (145 hits in 511 bats) 28 home runs 75 RBIs 25 stolen bases OPS 0.854