Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) is the second-best stolen base fielder in the National League, with Corbin Carroll (23, Arizona Diamondbacks) holding the record.
Bae made his long-awaited return to the field on 7 July against the Oakland Athletics. He took a day off to recharge. With a total of three stolen bases against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 5th and Oakland on the 6th, Bae is back in sole possession of second place in the National League with 18 stolen bases on the season.메이저사이트
The National League stolen base race is dominated by Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves, 26). He’s on pace for 70 steals this season. Bae can realistically be applauded for finishing second. Bae is also on pace for at least 40 steals. That would be a new record for a Korean major leaguer.
However, it’s not going to be easy for Bae to become the National League’s second-leading stealer. The competition keeps coming. Veteran Starling Marte (35, New York Mets) has been quiet lately after a scary run in late May. Meanwhile, Corbin Carroll, MLB.com’s No. 1 ranked National League rookie, is back on the rise.
Carroll started today’s game against the Washington Nationals in left field, going 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored. In 58 games this season, Carroll is batting .287 with 10 homers, 25 RBIs, 40 runs scored, 17 doubles and an OPS of .898. He started 32 games last year and was eligible for Rookie of the Year honours.
Based on the volume of his at-bats, Carroll has the edge in the Rookie of the Year race. However, if Bae can steal more bases than Carroll, he’ll be in a better position to win the Rookie of the Year race, so he won’t want to lose the battle for second place to Carroll.
It’s a case of Carroll hitting well, running well, and catching well. He’s also a guy who makes Hovby films every day. In the top of the seventh inning with the bases loaded and the score 10-5, he hit an infield single to shortstop and stole second base. It was his first stolen base in six games since 31 March against the Colorado Rockies.
Through seven days, Carroll and Marte are tied for third behind Bae with 17 stolen bases. They are followed by Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers, 16). With 11 stolen bases, Kim is tied for 11th with Jake Pralley (Cincinnati Reds).
At this point, Bae’s best bet is Carroll over Marte, who is a veteran and could be a health risk. Carroll is Bae’s most threatening competitor, as he has the ability to hit well and get on base a lot. Carroll signed an 8+1 year extension worth up to $134 million with Arizona prior to this season.
Earlier in the day, MLB.com projected Carroll as an All-Star candidate. “This will be the first of many All-Star careers,” it said. “It will be the first of many All-Star careers,” they said.