For Bae Ji-hwan, it’s someone else’s story… 24-year-old Dominican Express, breathtaking ML 1st place ‘Do not follow Acuna’

 Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) is already talking about other people. This year, it feels like the throne has been overshadowed early on in the stealing king race in both leagues.

Esteuri Ruiz (24, Oakland Athletics) and Ronald Acuna Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves) ranked first in stolen bases in the American and National Leagues as of the 6th (Korean time). With 43 steals, Ruiz was 16 ahead of second place Wander Franco (Tampa Bay Rays, 27 steals). Acuna also had 41 steals, 17 ahead of Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks, 24 steals) in second place.

Since both of them have such overwhelming pace, we can be optimistic about the stealing king even at this point where the first half is not over. It is unlikely that more than 15 gaps will be forgotten overnight. If the two do not suffer from a huge batting slump in the second half, they are in an atmosphere that will easily become the king of stolen bases.메이저놀이터

Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates), who was placed on the disabled list on the 10th due to an ankle injury, was also forced to step down from the stolen base race. Bae Ji-hwan stole 20 bases, which is fourth in the National League. However, he allowed Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers) to tie for 4th on the day. The gap between Carroll in second place and Starling Marte (New York Mets, 23 steals) in third place began to widen.

To make matters worse, Nico Horner (Chicago Cubs, 19 stolen bases), Tyro Estrada (San Francisco Giants), Jake McCarty (Arizona), and Trey Turner (Philadelphia Phillies, more than 18 stolen bases) are fiercely pursued. Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) with 15 stolen bases is also a potential threat to Bae Ji-hwan.

The later Bae Ji-hwan returns, the higher the chance of being overtaken by them. Although he is in the top 10 (8th) in the major leagues, there is a possibility that he may not even be able to keep the top 10 in the national league. But he can’t, and shouldn’t, come back quickly because of stealing bases. Bae Ji-hwan has to fully recover his ankle and come back.

In the meantime, it seems that the race of the century between Louise and Akuna has begun in earnest. This season, Acuna runs 1st in the National League MVP race with overwhelming batting stats. If there is Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) in the American League, Acuna’s strength stands out in the National League.

On the other hand, Ruiz doesn’t have as good hitting stats as Acuna. He has a batting average of 0.257 and an on-base percentage of 0.310. It does not compare to Acuna with a batting average of 0.337 and an on-base percentage of 0.414. In other words, Ruiz has significantly fewer chances to steal bases than Acuna.

Nevertheless, Ruiz rarely gives up the top spot in the major league steals. He attempted to steal 51 times this season, missing eight times. 15.7%. Acuna tried 48 times and failed 7 times. The failure rate was 14.6%. Even Louise’s failure rate is higher than Acuna’s.

In the end, since Acuna’s attempted base steals are fewer than Ruiz’s, it should be seen that Ruiz keeps the first place overall. Although he gets on base more than Ruiz, there are times when he hits doubles or home runs, and there are many cases where he does not attempt to steal bases due to the flow of the game. On the other hand, Ruiz has a style that actively tries to steal bases whenever he has a chance. Ruiz stole 43 bases for the season in an away game against the Detroit Tigers on the 6th.

Bae Ji-hwan temporarily closed the store, but the competition between the best major league players continues. Both are 80-base pace. The last 80 stolen bases in the major leagues were Ricky Henderson (New York Yankees, 93 steals) and Vince Coleman (St. Louis Cardinals, 81 steals) in 1988. The change in the system that encourages baseball to play has resulted in the greatest masters of all time.

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