Will the 2020 season’s home run king fall endlessly and fail in SD trade?
Luke Voight, the 2020 home run king, is falling endlessly. Although it is early in the season, the San Diego Padres have not been able to recruit Voight.
Major League Baseball Trade Rumours (MLBTR) said on the 25th (Korea Standard Time) that “San Diego Padres Luke Voit was on the injured list (IL) due to a biceps tendon injury.”
Voight made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017 and was traded to the New York Yankees during the 2018 season. After moving to the Yankees, Voight played in 39 games and recorded a batting average of 0.333 with 14 home runs and 33 RBIs, starting to bloom.
Voight recorded more than 20 home runs for the first time in 2019, and won the title of the “Home Run King” with 22 home runs, 52 RBIs, and 41 runs batted in at 0.277 OPS 0.948 in 56 games in 2020.
However, Voight’s recent move is not very good. Voight played only 68 games due to injury last year, had a sluggish season with an 11-home run batting average of 0.239 OPS of 0.765, and was traded to San Diego earlier this season.
San Diego tried to send out Eric Hosmer, who had a poor offense, but there was no team to pay the high ransom. Anyway, San Diego embraced Voight to challenge for the presidency. However, there was no rebound even after moving to his team. Voight played 13 games this year and suffered a severe slump with a six-hit, five-run batting average of 0.143 OPS 0.482 before eventually being injured 안전공원
Fortunately for San Diego, Hosmer is currently rebounding to a 21-hit batting average of 0.375 OPS 0.879 in 15 games. Thanks to Hosmer’s performance, Voight’s sluggishness and absence are not outstanding.
However, as the ambitious Voight suffered a severe slump from the beginning of the season and fell short of expectations, and was injured, San Diego lost the trade effect