“Don’t criticize Bogatz.”
On the 20th (hereinafter Korean time), MLB.com selected the best 10 players at the moment among players who moved teams in the 2022-2023 FA market. Xander Bogarts (31), wearing a San Diego Padres uniform with an 11-year, $280 million (approximately 372 billion won) contract, is in seventh place.
In 44 games this season, Bogarts is 0.268 with 44 hits in 164 at bats, 6 homers, 16 RBIs, 25 runs, an on-base percentage of 0.366, a slugging percentage of 0.421, and an OPS of 0.787. It is a performance that does not match the ransom value and name value. In April, he did well with a batting average of .290, 6 home runs, and 12 RBIs for an OPS of 0.883. He actually led the San Diego batting line. However, in May, the batting average was 0.193, 3 RBIs, 4 runs, and an OPS of 0.549.
His pace dropped sharply in May, and he was of little help to the team. On this day, the Boston Red Sox match was also silent with no hits in 4 at-bats. Starting with the match against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 13th, he had 6 hits in a row, but only 1 hit in 5 games. During this period, he had no home runs and only one RBI.
Still, MLB.com thought Bogaerts was doing pretty well. “The Padres offense is incredibly disappointing, but don’t blame Bogaerts. In the absence of Fernando Tatis Jr., he put up big numbers in the opening week of the season without Manny Machado’s bat. Bogarts recorded a batting average of 0.342 OPS and 0.953 in 20 games Tatis missed.”
In fact, Bogaerts is the best hitter in San Diego. On the team, he ranks 1st in batting average, 1st in most hits, 1st in runs scored, 2nd in home runs, 2nd on base percentage, 2nd in slugging percentage, and 4th in RBI. This means that the San Diego batting line is not good this season. San Diego is the lowest in the National League in team batting average (0.225), 13th in team OPS (0.694), 14th in team RBI (163), and the lowest in team hits (330).
In addition to Bogatz, there are Machado, Juan Soto, Tatis, and Jake Cronenworth, but all team hitting indicators are at the bottom of the National League. It has been almost two months since the opening, but there is no sign of a rebound. The match against the Boston Red Sox on the 20th was also empty with 5 hits and 1 run. Machado is out with an injury, but that’s not the problem at this point 먹튀검증.
Kim Ha-seong is expected to continue playing as third baseman while Machado is out. After all, he has to show with a blow. In 42 games this season, batting average 0.235, 4 homers, 15 RBIs, 13 runs, OPS 0.691. Ha-seong Kim is also not without responsibility for San Diego’s decline in the water line.