Kiwoom signed a contract with foreign hitter Tyler Motor (34) ahead of the 2020 season, but had to quickly admit failure. From his demonstration game, the blow he expected did not come out. His defensive utility was commendable. However, in the KBO League, there is no foreign hitter who can survive only with defense.
In the end, he played only 10 games in the season and was immediately confirmed with a ‘no judgment’. His 10-game batting average stood at 0.114. Both the club and the players had a ‘mental breakdown’. I packed so lonely I wasn’t sick anywhere, but I was just labeled as lacking in skills. He remains one of the worst foreign hitters in KBO League history.
Motor’s baseball life is unfortunately very close to the word ‘Journeyman’. Motter, who started his professional career after being named by Tampa Bay in 2011, made his major league debut with Tampa Bay in 2016. He was a punchy player and a utility player who could play almost any position, both in and outfield. But since then he has changed his team almost every year.
He finished the 2017 season with Seattle and the 2018 season with Minnesota. In 2019, he moved to the minor league level, and after failing at Kiwoom in 2020, he went to the independent league. He went through 2021 with Colorado and Boston, and 2022 with Cincinnati where he went to two games. He was, in short, a typical Four-A player. When he had a vacancy, he would occasionally go up and down again. There was no ‘long-term spot’ for him, though he did occasionally flash.
The uniforms have been changed this year as well. He signed a minor league contract with St. Louis. He’s still competing. Fortunately for the motor, there were quite a lot of opportunities. As Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt, and Tommy Edman each participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), St. Louis reduced the amount of infielders that could play in the game itself. Motter is one of those players who got a chance as well.
He had a batting average of 0.225 in 48 plate appearances in 18 games. However, he has hit three home runs and is doing his best to win the attention of the coaching staff by playing various positions. In the game against the New York Mets on the 20th (Korean time), he also played as a shortstop.
In fact, the possibility of Motor’s entry into the opening roster is not that high. The main players are relatively solid, and the players who will come up from the minor leagues are also a truck. The motor is also acceptable. In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the 20th, Motor said this question was somewhat realistic, but said, “It’s not a problem in my mind right now. That kind of conversation with the agent (about future plans). I’m avoiding it,” he said calmly.
However, he will do anything to succeed,온라인바카라 and he likes baseball. These are two propositions that run through Motor’s baseball life. He felt skeptical about his life as a Journeyman and could have given up baseball, but his motor is still running.
“I love this game,” Motter laughed, adding, “I want to play baseball until someone tears my jersey. “When someone says it’s over, I’ll keep fighting. I think I still have my best years ahead of what I achieved this spring. I have a little more to fight for.” Although the number of major league career appearances since 2018 is only 34, this journeyman’s challenge continues.