The San Diego Padres have reinforced the position of catcher who has a lot of talk and a lot of trouble.
However, the newly recruited catcher is from a releaser who is evaluated as ‘going out of fashion’.
Foreign media such as Reuters reported on the 30th (hereinafter Korean time) that ‘San Diego will recruit Gary Sanchez, who was assigned from the New York Mets.’ It has been four days since the Mets designated Sanchez on the 26th.메이저사이트
Sanchez became a free agent after last year’s season, but couldn’t find a team. After participating in the WBC as a representative of the Dominican Republic in March, he announced a new start by signing a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
However, he played in 16 games in Triple-A and had a batting average of 0.164 (10 hits in 55 at-bats), and when his promotion to the big leagues was delayed, he opted out and packed his bag again on the 2nd. Sanchez, who signed a minor league contract with the Mets within a week and took on the challenge again, reached the major leagues after hitting a batting average of 0.308 in 8 triple-A games, but was forced to go 1-for-6 (0.167) in 3 games and was kicked out again. .
San Diego brought him in because the catchers were too weak. In San Diego, Austin Nola and Brett Sullivan alternate wearing masks in a platoon fashion. But my bat skills are poor. Surprisingly, the batting average is 0.131 in 39 games, and Sullivan is marking 0.170 in 21 games. In Nola’s case, the stealing rate is only 8.3% (36 attempts, 3 interceptions), so the defense is also at the bottom. Sullivan, at least, caught two of his seven stolen base attempts and was “boasting” at 28.6 percent.
However, it is questionable whether Sanchez will be helpful on both sides of the offense and defense. Not only this year, but last year, he played 128 games for the Minnesota Twins, batting average of 0.205 (86 hits in 419 at-bats), 16 homers, and OPS of 0.659. His career batting average is only 0.225. However, he is a hitter with power. He hit 33 home runs and 34 home runs for the New York Yankees in 2017 and 2019, respectively. He hit 154 career home runs. However, accuracy is too low, and power over the age of 30 is on the decline.
Sanchez signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Mets. San Diego only needs to pay 1.1 million dollars (about 1.5 billion won) for the rest of the season.
Another San Diego catcher, Luis Campusano, has surgery on a thumb injury and could return after the All-Star break. In this situation, San Diego brought Kevin Plawecki to a minor league contract nine days ago. He is currently playing for Triple-A.
In fact, the catcher position is not a problem in San Diego. The batting stagnation is so serious that most of the main players need to wake up. Except for Juan Soto and Ha-seong Kim, he has more bad hits than hits. Looking at batting averages in May, Soto’s 0.333, Kim Ha-seong’s 0.282, Lugnedo Odor’s 0.278), and Fernando Tatis Jr.’s 0.238 are all doing their part.
Manny Machado (0.217), Jake Cronenworth (0.210), Sullivan (0.189), Zander Bogarts (0.184), Trent Grisham (0.174), Nelson Cruz (0.139), and Nola (0.086), who are suffering from a palm injury, are sluggish. can’t