Boston has been improving its performance with recent batting. Fans whose pride was hurt after falling to the bottom of the American League East division last year are gathering at Fenway Park again.
Key players such as Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo are also showing good performances, but Masataka Yoshida (30) is by far the player who leads the Boston batting line by showing excellent hitting feeling recently. At the beginning of the season, I had a lot of trouble with the sluggish hitting, but once I got a feel for it, I’ve been hitting hard.
Yoshida is exploding with a whopping 20 hits in the last 12 games. His batting average for the season, which was only 0.167, rose to 0.298, close to 30%.
It was not the result of focusing only on short hits that focused on contact. There were four home runs among the 20 hits, and there were two doubles that hit the green monster directly. In the last 10 days, he is the hottest player in the league.
In the game against Toronto on the 3rd, he also left a strong impression on home fans with his multi-hit performance. On this day, Yoshida led the team to victory with 2 hits in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 1 walk and 2 RBIs, reporting a home run against Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (Toronto). The on-base percentage (.391) is also heading toward 40%, and the slugging percentage has risen to 0.511. This is well worth the five-year, $90 million investment.토토사이트
The local media, who gave Yoshida the nickname ‘Macho Man’, also started to float. ‘NESN’, a Boston area broadcasting network and host broadcaster, insisted that ‘Now is the time to bet on the Red Sox’ Masataka Yoshida for the American League Rookie of the Year’.
The media said, ‘Yoshida struggled for a few weeks after the season started, but with his performance in the last few days, he has emerged as a popular player in terms of rookie award odds. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games. If he maintains his performance at this level, he is almost certain to win the Rookie of the Year award.”
Boston manager Alex Cora also said, “He sees the ball so well and he timings this ball so easily. He made a home run with an amazing swing,” he praised.