WBC RBI King Yoshida, AL Migration Player of the Week… 0.480 batting average
Masataka Yoshida of the Boston Red Sox, who entered the Major League (MLB) for the first time, was selected as the American League (AL) player of the week.
The MLB Secretariat announced on the 9th (Korean time), “Yoshida has been selected as the AL Player of the Week.”
Yoshida recorded a batting average of 0.480 (12 hits in 25 at-bats), 2 homers, 8 RBIs, 7 runs, an on-base percentage of 0.519, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.319 in six games last week. In particular, during this period, he has not struck out even one. Yoshida also recorded a 16-game hitting streak as of this day.메이저사이트
After winning the Japan Series with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan last year, Yoshida entered the major leagues by signing a five-year, $90 million (approximately 118.2 billion won) contract with Boston. Last March, at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), he became the RBI king with a batting average of 0.409, 2 homers and 13 RBIs.
In the National League (NL), Sean Murphy of the Atlanta Braves was selected as the Player of the Week. Murphy recorded a batting average of 0.360, 3 homers, 12 RBI, 5 runs, 9 hits, 0.515 OPS and 1.275 OPS in 8 games including a doubleheader last week.