Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida (30, Boston Red Sox) was selected as the player of the week.
The Major League (MLB) Secretariat announced on the 9th (Korean time) that ‘Yoshida was selected as the American League (AL) Player of the Week’. Yoshida played 6 games a week from May 2nd to 8th, batting average of 0.480 (12 hits in 25 at-bats), 2 home runs and 8 RBIs. He has an OPS of 1.319, a combined slugging percentage (0.800) and on-base percentage (0.519). He didn’t strike out a single one in 27 at-bats.
Yoshida successfully entered the United States by signing a five-year contract with Boston during the offseason for a total of $90 million (119.2 billion won). Including all posting (private competitive bidding) costs, the amount Boston invested in Yoshida’s recruitment amounts to $105.4 million (139.6 billion won). Debuting in 2016, Yoshida’s career in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) was 0.327 batting average, 133 home runs and 467 RBIs in 762 games. Last season, he played an active role with a batting average of 0.335 (138 hits in 412 bats), 21 homers and 88 RBIs in 119 games. He also led Japan to victory in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) by driving in 13 RBIs, the most in a single tournament.
The first season of the big leagues that attracted attention. In the beginning, there were ups and downs. His batting average in his first 13 games was 0.167. However, starting with the Minnesota Twins on the 21st of last month, he hit 16 consecutive hits. On the 4th, against the Toronto Blue Jays, he broke the season batting average of 30%, and on the 8th, against the Philadelphia Phillies, he raised his batting average to 0.321 with 2 hits in 4 at-bats. He drew attention as he led Boston’s rise, and enjoyed the inclination of being selected as the player of the week.토스카지노
Meanwhile, the National League Player of the Week was chosen by Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy. Murphy played a big role in the offense and defense with a batting average of 0.360 (9 hits in 25 bats), 3 home runs and 12 RBIs.