When Ryu Hyun-jin comes out, a series of mistakes… But the FA ranking is next to Ohtani-Bellinger?
- on Aug 30, 2023
Toronto Blue Jays’ ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36) makes mistakes when he starts, but in the FA rankings, he was evaluated as one of the three players.
On the 29th (Korean time), the official Major League homepage (MLB.com) selected the top 10 FA rankings for players who obtained FA qualification after the 2023 season and released the results.
The number one free agent ranking by ‘MLB.com’ is, of course, Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (29). Although he recently suffered an injury that damaged his right elbow ligaments, Ohtani’s stock is still at the top of the league. This year, as a hitter, he recorded a batting average of .307, 44 home runs, 94 runs batted in, and 19 stolen bases, and as a pitcher, he recorded a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 3.14, showing the true value of the two-do-ryu.
The player ranked second after Ohtani was Cody Bellinger (28) of the Chicago Cubs. Bellinger, who fell into a deep slump in recent years, succeeded in reviving with the Cubs this year with a batting average of .317, 20 homers, 76 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.
The player named after Ohtani and Bellinger is none other than Matt Chapman (30), the main third baseman in Toronto. In the recent two games in which Ryu Hyun-jin started, he made mistakes in both games, which made Ryu Hyun-jin’s heart tighten, but he is highly evaluated in the free agent market.토토사이트
‘MLB.com’ said, “Just four years ago, Chapman was selected as an All-Star for the first time and won the second Gold Glove in his life, while also receiving attention as a rising star as he ranked 7th in the American League MVP voting for the second time in his life.” Production at bat this year has declined compared to 2021-2022, when he hit 27 home runs for the second consecutive year, and the number of home runs has also decreased to 15, but his on-base percentage is .338, the highest since 2019, and he has 36 doubles. I’m dropping it,” he said, talking about Chapman’s value.
Above all, Chapman’s value is also revealed in the win contribution ratio (fWAR) compared to substitute players calculated by Fangraph. Chapman’s fWAR this season is 3.2. “MLB.com”, who said, “Chapman is on pace to record an fWAR of 4.0 or higher this season,” is positive, saying “Chapman is in a position to win a contract with good content in view of the lack of third baseman resources in the free agent market this year.” gave a view
Chapman debuted on the major league stage with the Oakland Athletics in 2017, batting .234 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs. ‘Storm growth’ repeated. In 2019, he hit .249 with 36 home runs and 91 RBI, was named his first All-Star, won the Gold Glove for the second year in a row, and finished sixth in the American League MVP voting.
Chapman, who showed off formidable power by recording 10 home runs in 2020, which was played in a shortened season, left Oakland last in 2021 with a batting average of .210, 27 homers, and 72 RBIs. Toronto acquired Chapman through a trade in March of last year. Chapman, who finished last season with a batting average of .229 with 27 homers and 76 RBIs, is batting .248 with 15 homers and 50 RBIs this season and is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger. It remains to be seen how many teams will be interested in Chapman in the upcoming free agent market.