Max Muncy (32) of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who now stands tall as a left-handed hitter representing the major leagues, was selected as the ‘Player of the Week’ for the first time in his life on the 25th (hereafter Korean time).
Muncy played in seven games last week and marked a batting average of .389 (7 hits in 18 at-bats), 5 homers, 7 RBIs, 9 walks, an on-base percentage of 0.593 and a slugging percentage of 1.222. It is an explosive performance that cannot but be selected as the player of the week. This is the first time Muncy, who made his major league debut in 2015, has been named Player of the Week.
Looking at his early season stats, Muncy is poised for a career high this year. On this day, he currently has a batting average of 0.254 (18 hits in 71 at-bats), 11 homers, 21 RBIs, 16 runs scored, and an OPS of 1.129.
He is first in home runs, second in slugging percentage, tied for seventh in RBI, and second in OPS in both leagues combined. It is a situation that is leading the home run race by overtaking the outstanding giants. Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, who hit 62 home runs last year, is still only hitting 6 home runs, and Kyle Schwaber of the Philadelphia Phillies, who hit 62 home runs last year, also only hit 5 home runs.
Following Muncy, New York Mets Pete Alonso is second with 10, while Boston Red Sox’s Rafael Devers and Chicago Cubs’ Patrick Wisdom are tied for third with nine home runs.
Although the season is less than a month old, it cannot be predicted prematurely, but there are cautious predictions that Muncy may make a surprising move in the home run category. It is analyzed that he is a player born with power.
Since the Dodgers hit 11 home runs in 23 games, if you substitute that into 162 games, you get a calculation of 77 home runs. He surpassed Barry Bonds’ all-time record of 73 homers in a single season in 2001. Of course, that is simply arithmetic. As much as that, it is necessary to watch Muncy’s powerful blow.
Born in Midland, Texas, in August 1990, Muncy began his professional career with the 169th overall pick in the 5th round of the 2012 draft by the Oakland Athletics. He, of course, made his major league debut with Oakland in 2015, but he didn’t get much attention in his early days.
He saw the light of day after transferring to the Dodgers in 2017. Muncy, who was released as if kicked out of Oakland in early April 2017, immediately signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers and was transferred to Triple A and began to grow. With a batting average of 0.309, 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 109 games, he reached the major leagues after playing 9 Triple A games in 2018.
Muncy’s power shone from then on. Early in July of that year, Muncy set a new Dodgers club record by hitting 20 home runs in 183 at bats. He also participated in the Home Run Derby in the All-Star Game, where he defeated Javier Baez in the first round and met Bryce Harper in the semifinals to be eliminated.
Muncy catapulted to stardom at the age of 28 that year, hitting 35 homers and 79 RBIs in 137 games and 481 plate appearances. Muncy, who hit 35 home runs in 2019 and solidified his image as a giant, was recognized for his position the following year by signing a contract for $26 million for three years. He slowed down with a batting average of 0.196, 21 homers and 69 RBIs in 136 games last year, but signed a one-year extension in August for $13.5 million. And for 2024, he has a club option for $10 million. 카지노
Muncy has a career batting average of 0.232, a hitter with very low accuracy. but that’s far Even this season, if he hits a batting average in the mid-20s and hits more than 30 home runs, it is safe to say that he has earned more than his annual salary. If next year’s club option doesn’t work out, Muncy will become a free agent at the end of this year.