There are also many monsters in the major leagues. Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) is not the only one causing a sensation.
Bae Ji-hwan missed the Toronto Blue Jays game on the 7th (hereafter Korean time). On the 6th, in the 8th inning against Toronto, he hit a ground ball on second base and suffered a little bad ankle in the process of heading to first base. It turned out to be no major injury, and he took a day off to manage his condition.
Bae Ji-hwan will challenge for the first time as a full-time major leaguer this season. In 31 games, he went 22 at-90 with a batting average of 0.244, 2 home runs, 9 RBIs, 17 runs scored and 14 stolen bases, 0.639. He is second in the National League in stolen bases. Even 1st place Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves) is pressing by one car.
Acuna was also recently hit by a pitch in the shoulder, and there were minor injuries, such as a foul ball hitting his knee. However, he will play in every game Atlanta plays this season. On this day, against the Baltimore Orioles, he went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI and 1 walk. However, following the 6th day, he could not steal the base.
In other words, Acuna and Bae Ji-hwan still maintain 1st and 2nd place in the National League in stolen bases. However, the two are not the first or second in the major league stolen bases. Unlike Acuna and Bae Ji-hwan, who have recently faltered, there is a player who recorded 3 steals in 2 games and 5 steals in 6 games between May and May.
Esteuri Ruiz (24, Oakland Athletics). Ruiz stole three bases against the Kansas City Royals on the 6th and 7th. On the 6th, he went 3-for-6 with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases, and on the 7th, he went 1-for-5 with 2 RBI and 1 run.
Ruiz, from the Dominican Republic, made his major league debut with the San Diego Padres in the 2022 season. He has since moved on to the Milwaukee Brewers before taking up the position with Oakland this year. So far, 35 hits in 128 at bats in 34 games, batting average 0.273, 16 RBI, 16 runs scored, 16 stolen bases, OPS 0.692. 메이저놀이터
In particular, he has a career of stealing 85 bases while playing a total of 114 games in three minor league teams in 2022. He has great speed. After his 2016 debut, he had 243 stolen bases in the minor leagues alone. Following his minor league career, he made a name for himself in the major leagues with his stolen bases.
It is an overwhelming solo first place in the American League. Jorge Mateo, Cedric Mullins (Baltimore Orioles), and Anthony Wolf (New York Yankees) tied for second with 11 stolen bases. Ruiz, who is ahead of them by 5 points, challenges the king of stolen bases for the first time in his life.