Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego Padres) boasted a strong shoulder even after changing positions.
On the 11th (Korean time),메이저사이트 Tatis Jr. started as the first hitter in right field in the game against the Minnesota Twins in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Although San Diego lost 3-4 after overtime, Tatis Jr.’s performance stood out.
The situation was this. In the bottom of the 3rd inning when San Diego was trailing 0-2, Alex Kirilov hit a right-handed hit in a crisis with 2 out on 2nd base. Meanwhile, second base runner Carlos Correa sprinted home.
However, Tatis Jr.’s strong shoulders stood in his way. Tatis Jr., who caught the ball, threw it home at once, and Brett Sullivan caught the ball and put Correa out of home.
It was truly a bullet throw. According to Sarah Reims of MLB.com, the throw speed was a whopping 100 miles per hour (about 161 km). This was the fastest among major league outfielders this year.
All-time, it was 100.3 miles (about 161.4 km) recorded by Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfro in the 2017 season.
San Diego wanted to hire Tatis Jr. as an outfielder in earnest by acquiring free agent shortstop Xander Bogarts for 11 years and $280 million ahead of this season. Ahead of 2021, Tatis Jr. succeeded in signing an extension contract with San Diego for 14 years and $340 million (approximately 448 billion won). And this season, he announced a successful position change to right fielder.
San Diego manager Bob Melvin praised him, saying, “He’s a great weapon in right field. I was expecting right fielder Tatis Jr. He has a great shoulder. That’s one of the reasons he plays right field.”