The US Major League (MLB) American League (AL) Rookie of the Year competition is in full swing. Gunner Henderson (21) of the Baltimore Orioles, who was the overall top prospect in the preseason major league, is ‘running out’.
Henderson posted 3 hits and 4 RBIs in 5 at-bats, including a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays today (14th). He hit home runs in three consecutive games, hitting double-digit home runs (10).
Henderson, who had a batting average of 0.189 and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.659 until April, did not live up to the reputation of being the top prospect in the rankings. In May, Henderson showed a batting average of 0.213 and an OPS of 0.733, showing adaptation to the big leagues, and batting average of 0.483 and slugging percentage in June. It’s literally exploding with OPS 1.535. His last week also saw him named ‘AL Player of the Week’ for the first time in his career.
With his recent stellar performance, Henderson’s season record improved to 45 hits in 183 at-bats with a batting average of 0.246, 10 homers, 25 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.830.
With Henderson’s belated addition, the AL Rookie of the Year has widened the front line with a ‘five rounds’.
Josh Young (25) of the Texas Rangers, who had ‘burned’ from the beginning of the season, led the team with 13 homers and an OPS of 0.838, but it became difficult to guarantee the Rookie of the Year award if his pace fell.메이저놀이터
Masataka Yoshida (29), Japanese outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, also made a soft landing in the MLB with 7 homers and an OPS of 0.835, while Ryan Noda (27) of the Oakland Athletics, a rookie of the year, is also leading the league with 7 homers and an OPS of 0.858.
Houston Astros’ Hunter Brown, 24, is also the only pitcher to come close to winning. He has a 3.35 earned run average (ERA) and 83 strikeouts in 75.1 innings pitched.
The current forecast doesn’t mean much as the season has yet to turn around, but it seems clear that the appearance of new faces is another point to watch.