Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves) steals pace is amazing. Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) steals really well, but Akuna runs better. But that kind of Acuna isn’t number one in the major leagues.
Acuna had 3 hits, 2 points and 2 steals in 5 at-bats in an away game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Chase Field, Arizona, California, USA on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time). He stole his 25th base of the season in the top of the 7th inning and his 26th steal of the season in the top of the 9th. As Atlanta built up points after steal, Acuna’s two steals were nutritious.
On this day, Bae Ji-hwan also stole his 16th and 17th bases of the season, tying with Starling Marte (New York Mets) for second place in stolen bases in the National League. It was a multi-steal that came out after a long time. Still, Bae Ji-hwan is still 9 with Acuna. In the National League, Acuna has a solo system.
Acuna played in all 59 games Atlanta played this season and stole 26 bases. He added 45.4 steals if he played in all 103 remaining games, which suggests he could steal 71.4 bases this season. 2009 Zachary Ellsbury (70 steals) Challenges the stealing king with 70 steals in 14 years.
If so, who the hell is the ‘crazy sword’ that preceded Akuna? Esteuri Ruiz (24, Oakland Athletics). In 60 games this season, Ruiz is 63 hits in 236 at-bats, batting average 0.267, 1 home run, 25 RBIs, 25 points, 28 stolen bases, OPS 0.676.
Ruiz attempted to steal 33 bases this season, missing five and stealing 28 bases. He started playing as an outfielder for Oakland this season after going through the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Blue Earth in the 2022 season. Unlike Akuna, his striking ability is not a stable player.
Still, he played consistently with 11 stolen bases in April and 17 stolen bases in May. In the first place, there was a difference of more than 5 points from Acuna, but the situation allowed a lot of pursuit. He failed to add a stolen base in three straight games after the 1st game against Atlanta. At the current pace, it is highly likely that Acuna will be allowed to overtake.메이저놀이터
Still, it is a generous number one in the American League. So far, Wander Franco (Tampa Bay Rays) is 2nd with 21 steals, Bobby Whitt Jr. (Kansas City Royals, 18 steals) is 3rd, George Mateo (Baltimore Orioles) and Whit Merrifield (Toronto Blue Jays, 16 or more) are 4th. stolen)
Anyway, Bae Ji-hwan is in the top 5 in the major leagues along with these great masters two months after the start of the season. It is tied for 5th after Louise, Acuna, Franco and Whit. If Bae Ji-hwan maintains this pace, he is expected to easily achieve 30-40 stolen bases this season.