Henderson, ‘King of the Rookie,’ aims for his first ’50 home run by a striker’ since A-Road

Will Gunner Henderson (23, Baltimore Orioles), who won the Rookie of the Year award in the American League last year, make a historic season? He will try to hit 50 home runs as a shortstop.

Henderson recorded a batting average of 0.274, 21 homers, 46 RBIs, 55 runs scored, 69 hits, and a 0.375 OPS 0.974 in 65 games of the season until the 12th (Korea time).

This is 51 home runs pace. He has 50 home runs in shortstop so far. Alex Rodriguez in 2001 and 2002. He hit 52 home runs and 57 home runs, respectively.

In other words, Henderson is aiming for 50th homerun as shortstop for the first time in 22 years since Rodriguez in 2002. This is the third record in Major League history.

Shortstop is the core of infield defense. As such, physical burden is huge. Mookie Betts, who moved to shortstop, saw his batting performance drop suddenly compared to the beginning of the season.

Henderson has shown great performance on base and defense, and at the same time boasts remarkable slugging capability. He has already reached three-quarters of the 28 home runs he recorded in 150 games last year. 토토사이트 순위

Henderson, who is in his third year in the Major League, won the utility silver slugger and the Rookie of the Year at the same time with a batting average of 0.255, 28 homers and 82 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.325 OPS of 0.814 in 150 games last year.

Until last year, Henderson played shortstop and third baseman. Last year, he played 77 games at shortstop and 76 games at third base. However, this season, he played 64 games at shortstop and one game at designated hitter.

He completely changed his position to shortstop. This means that his defense burden has increased. However, Henderson’s batting performance has increased significantly compared to last year.

This is reflected not only in slugging power but also in the ratio of walks to strikeouts. Henderson struck out 159 while walking 56 times last year.

However, he has posted 37 walks/71 strikeouts as of Tuesday this season. The walk-and-strike ratio has improved significantly. This has led to a sharp improvement in the on-base percentage.

Attention is focusing on whether Henderson, who is becoming more and more complete, will be able to achieve his third shortstop 50 home run since Rodriguez in 2002.

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