The Oakland Athletics, whose offensive power is at the lowest level in the Major League (MLB), has reinforced their’battery’ for a long time.
The MLB official website, MLB.com, said on the 25th (Korean time) that Oakland has agreed to a one-year, $3 million (3.7 billion won) contract with veteran slugger Jesus Aguilar (33). Aguilar’s salary last season was $7.3 million (9 billion won).
Aguila is a slugger with 35 homers and 108 RBIs in 2018. He doesn’t have a high batting average, but he has the ability to hit long shots. In his career (9 years) in the big leagues, he had a batting average of 0.254, 109 homers and 393 RBIs. His performance last season with the Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles was a batting average of 0.235 with 16 homers and 51 RBI. His slugging percentage (0.459 → 0.379) has plummeted and his value has declined, but considering Oakland’s team batting order, his joining is close to heaven.
Oakland ranked last among MLB’s 30 teams in team batting average and team on-base percentage last season. Only team slugging percentage was 29th, barely ahead of the Detroit Tigers. Seth Brown (25) was the only player on the team who hit more than 20 home runs. MLB.com said of Aguilar, “Even a minimal rebound will help the Oakland offense, which finished last in the MLB in OPS, batting average and on-base percentage in 2022.”
Aguila will even play a role in buying time for Tyler 메이저사이트 (22) before he is called up to the big leagues. Soderstrom is a first base prospect who was nominated in the 26th overall in the first round of the 2020 rookie draft. Last year, he experienced all of the minor leagues from single A to triple A, hitting 0.267 with 29 homers and 105 RBIs.