Choi Ji-man who failed to fill the regular at-bats but ranked second in the team’s RBI, had a hot first half
Choi Ji-man of the Tampa Bay Rays in the U.S. Major League Baseball missed the final game of the first half and took a break. He is aiming for career high in the big league in the second half after the All-Star break, with his outstanding performance ranking second in the team.
Tampa Bay beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 in the 2022 Major League Baseball home game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the 18th (Korea Standard Time).
He ranked second in the American League East after the New York Yankees with 51 wins and 41 losses in 92 games in the first half and a winning percentage of 0.549. He ranked first in the American League wild card rankings and continued to compete for the postseason.
Choi Ji-man was absent from the team’s starting lineup and did not play as a pinch hitter. On the previous day, he had one hit and one RBI in five at-bats and watched the game from the bench alone.
Choi Ji-man showed good performance with a batting average of 0.278 (60 hits in 216 at-bats), seven home runs, 41 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.834 in 66 games in the first half. In the case of RBIs, Choi Ji-man was the dominant player in productivity, considering that Landi Arosarena, the team’s No. 1 player, recorded 43 RBIs in 88 games and 339 at-bats.
At the beginning of the season, he led the team-centered lineup by doing his part every time he played in the game despite the aftermath of the injury and the use of a platoon that is excluded from the starting lineup if the opposing starter is left-handed.
Contrary to the perception that he was weak in left-handedness, he was strong with 13 hits in 34 at-bats and a batting average of 0.382. There were no home runs, but four of the 13 hits were doubles, and the quality of the batting was good. It proved that it has the ability to target left-handed pitchers even in small opportunities 파워볼사이트추천
At the current pace, RBI is worth trying to break the big league’s personal career high. Choi Ji-man had his best season since his major league debut in 2016 with 19 home runs and 63 RBIs in the 2019 season