Can Jason Hayward (34), who changed his uniform, escape from the target of ridicule this year?
Hayward was released from his team, the Chicago Cubs, after the season last year. After the 2015 season, an eight-year, $184 million contract with the Cubs had $22 million left in one year, but the club chose first-team roster spare time instead of money. During his seven seasons with the Cubs, he had a batting average of 0.245 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of just 0.700. It was a so-called ‘eating’.메이저놀이터
Hayward, who did that, wore the blue uniform again. It was the Los Angeles Dodgers, not the Cubs. After signing a minor league contract with the Dodgers in December of last year, he joined the MLB spring camp and is sweating hard.
His biggest problem with his karate and defense in his youth was poor batting. Hayward himself tried to make changes throughout his Cubs career, but he didn’t have consistent success.
Of course, the Dodgers are also trying to change. The Dodgers believe in the ability he originally had. “You’ll find out why Hayward was a first-round pick,” said Freddie Freeman, who spent his time as a prospect in Atlanta. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also encouraged, “Hayward made some significant swing adjustments this winter. I believe he will help our team with his hitting as well.”
When a sluggish player is recruited, it may be the usual greeting. However, the atmosphere is not really bad. Hayward showed off a home run against Tony Gonsolin during the spring camp live hitting training on the 21st (Korean time).
MLB.com said, “Hayward went to Dodger Stadium immediately after signing and trained with hitting coach Robert Van Scoyak.
The media said, “The problem with Hayward’s hitting is his stance and hand usage. For years, Hayward preferred to keep his hands close to his body. did,” he explained.
The Dodgers’ outfield has been rather weak this season. Although David Peralta was recruited, he is not suitable for starting in center field and left field. There are many candidates such as Chris Taylor, James Outman, and Trace Thompson, but there is no clear starter. This is why the name of Hayward, a minor league contract, is constantly going up and down.