Home run king is definite, batting average and RBI are also top 3. Shohei Ohtani (Angels) is challenging for the American League Triple Crown. However, batting average has a very strong competitor outside the rankings.
Full Count, a Japanese baseball media, reported on the 18th that Ohtani would challenge for the Triple Crown for the first time in 11 years since Miguel Cabrera (Detroit). On the 18th, Ohtani hit his 42nd home run of the season and came close to winning the American League home run title.
Ohtani beat Lewis Robert (White Sox) by 10 home runs. The American League home run king is powerful. In the other two categories, it is ranked in the top 3. A batting average of 0.306 and 85 RBIs are all third in the league.
In terms of batting average, Yandy Dias (Tampa Bay) led the group with 0.322 and Bo Vichet (Toronto) with 0.321. In RBI, Kyle Tucker (Houston) is first with 92, and Adolis Garcia (Texas) is second with 91.
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being the most difficult task in Ohtani’s triple crown challenge may be batting average. RBI, which is a cumulative record, can be ranked as long as one earns it diligently, but batting average, which is a record of percentage, has candidates for first place outside the rankings.먹튀검증
Corey Seager (Texas) is the biggest beneficiary of the ‘shift limit’ rule. His batting average was 0.348 until the 17th. He is two pennies higher than current No. 1 Dias.
His career batting average was 0.287 before this season, but last year he only had a batting average of 0.245 in 151 games, the lowest since his debut. However, in just one year, he is writing a record that far exceeds his record so far. As expected before the season, he emerged as the biggest beneficiary of shift restrictions.
Seager, a left-handed hitter, was expected to see a big gain in batting average if the shift was restricted due to the high percentage of pull-hit ground balls. His performance this season has exceeded expectations. His batting average rose by more than 10%.
However, Seager has only played 78 games and has yet to fill the required at-bat. Seager injured his right thumb during a base play against the Dodgers on the 22nd of last month and missed nine games. Earlier in April, he missed 31 games with a hamstring injury. However, after returning in August, he is approaching the top of his batting average while maintaining a high-sensitivity hitting feeling of 0.340 batting average in 55 at-bats in 12 games.
Until the 17th, Texas played 117 games. The regular season at-bat is 502, so if you fill 149 at-bats in the remaining 45 games, you will achieve the required at-bat. With 3.3 at-bats per game, it seems likely that he will be able to fill the required at-bats if there are no variables such as injuries in the future. Will Ohtani be able to claim the triple crown by surpassing three contenders: Dias, Vichet, and Siger?
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that Ohtani is likely to achieve both at-bats and innings for the second consecutive year following last year. With 533 at-bats, the regulation at-bats have already been filled, and there are 31⅓ innings left in the regulation innings.
In addition to the full count, “If you add 13 stolen bases, you can make a triple three (30% batting average, 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases at the same time). Ultimately, there is also a ‘Quintyple 100.’ Exceeded 100 in 5 categories with strikeouts. This season, he passed 3 categories with 137 hits, 130⅔ innings and 165 strikeouts. So far, 85 RBIs and 92 runs scored are 112 RBIs and 122 runs, so expectations for re-achievement in two years are growing. ” he wrote.
In addition, he praised Ohtani’s overwhelming performance in pitching, saying, “Last year, he recorded 30 home runs and 200 strikeouts for the first time in the major leagues. This year, we can aim for 50 home runs and 200 strikeouts.”