Will the first major league record be created this year? Once a promising candidate appeared.
On the 17th (Korean time), the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB.com) introduced 9 potential record candidates that can be reached this season.
‘MLB.com’ predicts the possibility that Ronald Acuna Jr. (26), a slugger of the Atlanta Braves, will become the protagonist of the first major league record.
Acuña Jr. has played in all 41 games for the team and has a batting average of .344, on-base percentage of .436, and slugging percentage of .588 with 9 homers, 25 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is currently leading the National League with 37 points, 55 hits, and 1.024 OPS, as well as stolen bases, against a rival to the stealing king of Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who is second in the National League in stealing. At this pace, it seems possible to win the National League MVP.
‘MLB.com’ said, “Acuña Jr. is showing the pace to achieve 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases simultaneously for the first time in history.” -5 stolen bases, 33 home runs by Barry Bonds of Pittsburgh in 1990 – 52 stolen bases.”
In other words, there has been no player in the major leagues who has achieved 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases simultaneously in one season. In the KBO League, Lee Jong-beom was the only player in 1997 to achieve 30 home runs and 64 stolen bases at the same time. Acuna Jr. is currently on pace to hit 35 home runs and steal 67 bases.
Then, ‘MLB.com’ added, “Acuña Jr. is also on pace to record 365 base hits. The only players in history to record 350 base hits and 50 stolen bases were Ty Cobb in 1911 and Hanley Ramirez in 2007.” He currently also leads the National League with 94 base hits.먹튀검증
It is a record that can be challenged enough if it is Acuna Junior’s talent and skill. In 2019 at the age of 21, Acuna Jr., who had a batting average of .280, 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 37 stolen bases, failed to join the club with 40 homers and 40 stolen bases. He is showing off his skills to the peak.
If Acuña Junior pays attention to stealing records, it will likely affect Bae Ji-hwan’s stolen base rankings. Acuña Jr. recorded his 16th and 17th base steals in the season against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 14th, while the number of stolen bases is steadily increasing. Will Acuna Junior challenge the record of 30 homers and 60 stolen bases for the first time ever? And I wonder how this will affect the national league stealing race.