Recruited Xander Bogatz (31) from the San Diego Padres last winter, which was said to be an overlapping investment. But Bogarts is now on the road to career highs.
Bogarts recorded a batting average of 0.340, 4 homers, 10 RBIs, 10 runs, 18 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.419 OPS of 1.042 in 14 games this season until the 14th (Korean time).
Here, Bogatz shows a stable starting plan with 8 walks and 6 strikeouts, and is getting plus points in defense and running. All ball-water-weeks are stable.
In particular, Bogarts has been consistent enough to hit in 13 of 14 games this season. He also got two walks in one game in which he did not hit.스포츠토토
Since Bogarts debuted in the major leagues in 2013, he has not exceeded 30 home runs in a season except for the 2019 season. 23 homers is the highest.
But he’s already hitting 4 home runs this season. Also, these 4 home runs came with a batting average of 0.340, an on-base percentage of 0.419, 8 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Although it is at the very beginning of the season, it is poised to surpass the 2019 season, which showed the best in offense, and last year, which was the best overall.
Bogarts had a wRC+ of 141 in the 2019 season and a FWAR of 6.1 last year. If this is exceeded, the annual salary of 25.45 million dollars is not expected to be a waste at all.
San Diego, of course, signed Bogarts to an 11-year contract. A total of $280 million. Therefore, it is not possible to determine the success of the contract based only on this season’s performance.
But it’s definitely a good start. Bogaerts’ early performances this season are proving that the San Diego contract was no duplication of investment.