“His performance after the trade is very surprising.”
Juan Soto (25, San Diego Padres) was properly humiliated. A National League executive told MLB.com on the 3rd (Korean time), “I still expect Soto to recover. However, his performance after the trade is very surprising.”
Soto turned down a 15-year, $440 million (approximately 586.5 billion won) contract extension from the Washington Nationals and was traded to San Diego last summer. However, the performance after the transfer is disappointing. After transferring last season, in 52 games, 43 hits in 182 at-bats, a batting average of 0.236, 6 homers, 16 RBIs, 31 runs, and an OPS of 0.778. It was lower than the batting average of 0.246 and OPS of 0.893 taken in 2022 in Washington.
What’s more serious is that there is no room for improvement this year. 24 hits in 108 at-bats in 31 games, batting average of 0.222, 5 homers, 14 RBIs, 19 runs, OPS of 0.799. From the Chicago Cubs on the 28th of last month to the Cincinnati Reds on the 3rd, the average was 0.178 until hitting in five consecutive games.
His batting average is 146th among 180 batters who have filled the major league at bats. San Diego’s lineup is going through an extreme slump in the early part of the season, but Soto is even worse. He’s second on the team in homers and RBIs, but he’s not going to save face.
Looking back on April, MLB.com surveyed executives of major league clubs, and Soto was the second most disappointing player in 메이저사이트 the past month. He received only one less vote than Jose Abreu (Houston Astros), who received the most votes, six. There is no such thing as disgrace.
In the end, an executive’s statement, “I’m surprised after the trade,” is a typical sarcasm or sarcasm. MLB.com said, “Soto’s OPS after joining San Diego is 0.778, which is almost 20% lower than his career (0.966 career) in Washington. He also only hit 11 home runs in 82 games.”
Soto’s contract runs through the 2024 season. San Diego has yet to offer Soto a contract extension. If his sluggishness is prolonged, he may naturally break up in the 2024-2025 free agent market or pursue another big deal. San Diego’s general manager is “Mad Man” AJ Preller, who will do anything to win the World Series.