In the end, Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates)’s name could not be found.
Bae Ji-hwan had a substantial rookie season this season. In 111 games, he had 77 hits in 334 at-bats, a batting average of .231, 2 home runs, 32 RBI, 54 runs, an on-base percentage of 0.296, a slugging percentage of 0.311, and an OPS of 0.607. Compared to the first half of the season with a batting average of 0.238, 2 home runs, 19 RBI, and OPS of 0.609 in 76 games, the second half of the season was slightly lower with a batting average of 0.217, 13 RBI, and OPS of 0.605 in 35 games.안전놀이터
After the Milwaukee Brewers game on July 2nd, his impact dropped as he took time off due to an ankle injury. After returning from the Minnesota Twins game on August 19th, I was exhausted. It was also painful that his batting average in September was only 0.207. Stealing bases were also around the top 5 in the National League until May, but after an injury, he was unable to maintain the top 10.
Still, he showed many good performances with his quick feet and multi-defense ability between second base and center field. It would have been better if his batting average had been a bit higher, but it’s hard to see this as being bad in his first season in the major leagues. For Bae Ji-hwan, it will be a real competition starting from 2024.
Bleacher Report organized and announced this season’s top 50 rookies on the 10th (Korean time). 1st place is Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks). He had an MVP-level season with accurate hitting and quick feet. In 155 games, he had a batting average of .285, 25 home runs, 76 RBI, 116 runs, 54 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.868. Not only did Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves) perform monstrously, but Carroll also had an incredible season.
2nd to 10th places are Gunner Henderson (Baltimore Orioles), Senga Kodai (New York Mets), Tanner Bibby (Cleveland Guardians), Nolan Jones (Colorado Rockies), Spencer Stier (Cincinnati Reds), Bobby Miller (LA Dodgers), James Outman. (LA Dodgers), Josh Jeong (Texas Rangers), Matt McLane (Cincinnati Reds).
Bae Ji-hwan was not in the top 50, nor was he mentioned in the ‘Honorable Mentions’. This part reveals how many monsters there are in the major league. Among Asian players, Senga, who ranked third, stands out the most. Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) ranked 25th.