Major League Baseball’s official website, ‘MLB.com’, praised Adley Lutchman (Baltimore Orioles), who finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year vote following Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners) last year, with high expectations.
‘MLB.com’ published an article citing predictions for the 2023 season released by the major league statistics site ‘Fangraph.com’.
According to ‘Steamer’, a program owned by ‘Fangraph.com’, Lutchman recorded a WAR of 5.6 and predicted that he would rank tied for 5th overall in the major leagues. 카지노사이트. Players who are expected to record 5.6 together were Mike Trout (LA Angels) and Wander Franco (Tampa Bay Rays).
The forecast predicted that Lutchman would hit 0.256, 19 homers, 66 RBIs, 78 runs, and an OPS of 0.796. Last year, he posted a batting average of 0.254, 13 homers, 42 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.807, with a WAR of 5.3.
‘MLB.com’ said, “Luchman not only has an excellent bat, but also has a great defense. From now on, he will open a new era with Rodriguez, the rookie of the year.” In fact, Lutchman recorded 18 DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) and showed tremendous defensive indicators. In addition, the framing index, which is important for catchers, is also 9.1, which is tied for second in the major leagues.
Lutchman was evaluated as a complete catcher from the time of the 2019 draft, and he was highly anticipated when he was nominated overall in the first round. He stepped onto the big league stage for the first time since last year, and has emerged as Baltimore’s long-term starting catcher and is being labeled as the team’s present and future.
Baltimore fans and many baseball fans are paying attention to how far this player can grow. Also, as his team, Baltimore, has finished rebuilding and is spreading its wings for the postseason, Lutchman’s performance is more important than anything else.
Meanwhile, ‘Steamer’ picked Juan Soto (7.1) of the San Diego Padres as the overall WAR player in the major leagues this season. Aaron Judge (New York Yankees, 6.9), Rodriguez (Seattle, 5.9), and Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers, 5.9) followed.