196cm 20-year-old monster hitter with a batting average of 50%… The second Pujols appeared in St. Louis.

 Another monster hitter appeared in the St. Louis Cardinals. Born in May 2002, outfielder Jordan Walker, who is only 20 years old before his birthday, is not unusual. The ‘second Pujols’ modifier is already being followed. 

Walker started as the second hitter in left field in the 2023 Major League Baseball exhibition game against the Washington Nationals held at The Ballpark of the Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time), 4 at-bats with 2 homers. He led the team to a 9-6 victory with 3 hits, 3 runs and 3 runs. 토토사이트

In particular, the solo homer hit by Cade Cavalli in the third inning flew as far as 470 feet (143 m). In the 7th inning, he exploded a come-from-behind two-run home run that crossed the wall in the left middle wall with a line drive to Chad Cool, and his batting speed reached 115 miles (185.1 km). 

Until this day, Walker is recording 9 hits in 18 at-bats, a batting average of .50, 3 homers and 6 RBIs in 6 games of this demonstration game. His hitting is exploding with a slugging percentage of 1.167 and an OPS of 1.667 with only 6 extra-base hits after adding 3 doubles. 

MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, compared Albert Pujols (43), who retired last year with splendid retirement, to Walker. MLB.com’s ‘New Pujols? Walker is forcing a comparison. You may be seeing the return of the legendary Pujols from 20 years ago in Walker’s gigantic silhouette. 

After experiencing a year in the minor leagues in 2000, Pujols made a big success in an exhibition game in 2001 and made his major league debut right away. He played only three Triple-A games. Walker also entered the opening rost at once, and the possibility of his big league debut is being discussed. 

Walker, a 196 cm 99 kg tall right-handed outfielder, was a prospect selected as the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2020 draft. Walker, a typical 5-tool player with excellent athletic ability, was selected as the Minor Leaguer of the Year by ‘Baseball America’ last year in Double-A with an OPS of . He was also ranked as the #4 overall prospect in the MLB pipeline. 

‘MLB.com’ said, ‘Walker’s shocking power means a lot to the St. Louis club to become a World Series championship contender again. It remains to be seen if Walker will be able to make the successful jump from Double-A Springfield to the major league roster, as Pujols did in 2001, but he’s storming with the kind of power he hasn’t seen in St. Louis in more than 20 years. 

“I practiced really hard in the offseason,” Walker said. There were a lot of things he did differently through one-on-one training with his coaches.” “Walker continues to show his ability,” St. Louis coach Oliver Marmol said. He is ready for real competition. He enjoys watching it,” he said.

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