Perhaps it is a race worth 258 million dollars (approximately 331.2 billion won).
Unlike previous years, this year’s Major League stealing race is clearly ‘up’. This is because an environment favorable to stealing has been created, such as pitch clock, base size expansion, and excessive defensive shift prohibition. Esteuri Ruiz (Oakland Athletics), who topped the list in stolen bases in the major leagues, stole bases 31 times in the first two months.먹튀검증
The National League is the solo system of Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves, 28). Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) and Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks, more than 19) are pursuing. It’s true that the gap has widened, but that doesn’t mean that Bae Ji-hwan or Carol will give up.
Interestingly, Acuna and Carroll, who are fighting for first and second places with Bae Ji-hwan, are the most advanced players in this year’s National League MVP race. Bae Ji-hwan’s blow volume is slightly lower than Acuna and Carol. However, the fact that he competes with them is expected to be a good experience for his growth as a major leaguer.
On the 13th (Korean time), MLB.com announced the results of the MVP mock vote in which 47 experts participated. Just like the mock voting for Cy Young, it is held once a month. In the American League, Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) is also number one, and in the National League, Akuna is number one.
Acuna took first place with a whopping 42 votes. Considering that Ohtani, the American League leader, has 23 votes, it is overwhelming. There is an opponent named Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) in the American League. Received 12 first place votes. However, in the National League, there is not even a candidate to compete with Acuna. Freddie Freeman (LA Dodgers) got 4 first place votes.
Carol is in 3rd place, but she didn’t even get 1 vote for 1st place. In fourth place is Luis Ararez (Miami Marlins), who is attracting attention for his 40% batting average. 1st place got 1 vote. 5th is Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers). Didn’t get 1st place. After all, Acuna’s results are overwhelming.
Acuna has a batting average of 0.328 (3rd), 13 homers (11th), 40 RBIs (12th), 56 runs scored (2nd), 28 stolen bases (1st), 0.560 slugging percentage (4th), and an on-base percentage of 0.399 (5th) in 66 games. It is the top of the major personal records excluding home runs and RBIs. MLB.com said, “Baseball reference standard WAR 3.3 ranks first. It’s not hard to understand why it received almost unanimous support from voters.”
Carol is also doing well. Although he was the first candidate for the Rookie of the Year award, he also entered the MVP race. MLB.com said, “This is the first time since Mike Trout that a rookie has produced 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases.” 0.308 batting average in 63 games, 13 homers, 33 RBIs, 47 runs scored, 19 stolen bases, 0.579 slugging percentage, 0.391 on-base percentage.
Acuna has an 8+2 year contract with Atlanta for up to $124 million, and Carroll has an 8+1 year contract with Arizona for $134 million. The combined ransom of the two is a whopping $258 million. Even before he obtained FA qualification, he was tied up in a large long-term contract and his value was recognized, and he actually showed it properly on the ground. Just seeing Bae Ji-hwan compete against players with such explosive athleticism is interesting to himself and baseball fans.