The home run king who rejected 270 billion won from the Yankees says “Come on a trip to Korea
In the fall of 2014, Aaron Judge (30, New York Yankees outfielder) was one of many minor league prospects and was participating in the Arizona Fall League (AFL).
The spotlight on the scene then turned to his teammate Greg Bird, 30. The first baseman Bird was selected as the MVP of the league at the time, with an outstanding batting average of 0.313, six home runs, 21 RBIs, and 0.947 on-base percentage. Jersey recorded a batting average of 0.278 with four home runs and 15 RBIs. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t enough compared to Bud.
Eight years later, Jersey has grown into a home run hitter representing the Major League. Bird, who had been ahead of him, repeatedly injured and released, and is now a minor leaguer. Since 2019, he has not played a game in the Major League.
What is the secret to Jersey’s success as the best slugger in the Major League? In an interview with Star News at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, the U.S., where an away game against Tampa Bay was held over the weekend, Jersey cited “family power.”
Jersey, a California native, entered the professional league in 2013 after being nominated by the Yankees in the first round of the Major League Baseball rookie draft (31 overall). As a former first-round player, he showed remarkable growth in the minor leagues every year, and made his big league debut in August 2016.
Contrary to expectations, however, his first major league performance was disastrous with a batting average of 0.179 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. The OPS was only 0.608. In response, Jersey said, “It was rather helpful to struggle in the first year of the big league,” adding, “If I did well at that time, I might have become arrogant after seeing the Major League easily.” “At that time, I still record a batting average of 0.179 on my cell phone,” he said. It is to motivate yourself without losing your original intention.
As Jersey said, bitter taste in the first year of his debut became a medicine. He changed his mind and recorded an outstanding performance with a batting average of 0.284 and 52 home runs and 114 RBIs the following year. The OPS was 1.049. The American League Home Run and Rookie of the Year were his. He was selected as an All-Star and ranked second in the American League MVP voting.
Since then, his performance has been relentless. He became a national ball star after being selected three times for the All-Star, and became a star recognized in defense as well as batting, such as the Silver Slugger Award twice, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award, and the Fielding Bible Award.
Outside the field, Jersey is setting up the All-Rise Foundation charity foundation to serve as a mentor to inspire and help children and teenagers grow into responsible adults and realize their infinite potential. Jersey is also the reason why it is recognized by fans not only for its baseball skills but also for its personality 토토사이트
Jersey’s use of his own money to set up and run a charity foundation for young children seems to have something to do with his growth background. According to local media, Jersey, a black mixed-race person, was adopted by his current adoptive parents the day after birth. His brother, who is Korean, is also an adoptee His adoptive parents reportedly informed him of his adoption when he became a senior elementary school student, and Jersey reportedly replied to his adoptive parents, “I already knew because my appearance was different.”
Jersey, who will become a Major League Baseball free agent after this season, was offered a seven-year contract worth $213.5 million (about 265 billion won) by the New York Yankees before the season, but refused. And he has topped the Major League with 18 home runs so far. His batting average (0.309) and RBI (37) are also excellent. The OPS is as high as 1.045. At the current pace, some predict that 60 home runs in the season will be possible