Masataka Yoshida (30, Boston Red Sox), who entered the Major League (MLB) this year, was selected as the American League (AL) player of the week.
The MLB Secretariat announced on the 9th (Korean time) that Yoshida was selected as the AL Player of the Week. This is Yoshida’s first award in his personal career.
Yoshida, who had won the Japan Series last year with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, entered the major leagues with a five-year, $90 million (approximately 118.2 billion won) contract with Boston after the season.
Previously, Yoshida, who had risen to the RBI kingpin with a batting average of 0.409, 2 home runs and 13 RBIs in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), immediately took over as Boston’s fourth hitter and is proving his qualifications.스포츠토토
In six games last week, Yoshida had a batting average of 0.480, 2 homers, 8 RBIs, 7 runs, 12 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.519 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.319. In particular, during this period, he did not strike out even one and showed off his excellent line-up.
Amidst Yoshida’s performance, Boston is currently on an eight-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, in the National League (NL), catcher Sean Murphy (29, Atlanta Braves) was selected as the Player of the Week.
Murphy played an active role with a batting average of 0.360, 3 homers, 12 RBI, 5 runs, 9 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.515 OPS 1.275 in 8 games including a double header last week.