26-year-old outfielder signed by Hanwha
Played 121 games for the Chicago Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate this year. He batted .284 with 23 home runs, 85 RBIs, and a .922 OPS. Those are the kind of stats that will get him a shot at the major leagues. Born in 1998, 26 years old. Young for his age. He’s been on the rise in recent years. Jonathan Peraza, 26, is a foreign hitter who the Hanwha Eagles announced the signing of on November 19.
There are very few beasts who come to the KBO in their mid-20s. Players who have been out of the major leagues for a long time or are tired of trying to make it to the big leagues are the ones who board the plane to Korea.
Venezuelan outfielder Utuyanta. Hanwha describes him as a “mid-to-long range hitter with contact ability and power.
His youth is not the only thing that catches the eye.
He has never played in a major league game.
Not even one game.
The vast majority of foreign players in our league have had some major league experience, long or short. Even Brian O’Grady, who was released last year with deep scars, 카지노사이트 played in 62 major league games over three seasons and hit four home runs.
Why would Hanwha take a chance on a 25-year-old (last season) outfielder with no major league experience?
Because of his lack of major league experience, he wasn’t on some teams’ radars. Since there are only a limited number of players who are eligible for the KBO, teams’ lists often overlap.
A Hanwha team official said, “We didn’t bring him in suddenly, we checked him out for a year.” He also said, “He’s a very athletic player. He switched from the infield to the outfield and is said to be weak in defense, but that’s not true.”
Outfielder Choi In-ho (24), who we met at the Daejeon Baseball Stadium on the 9th,
“I watched Peraza’s game video and he has a good bat. I think he will be very good in our team.” A foreign player agency reportedly categorized Peraza as a “type of beast that can perform better in the KBO.
The San Diego Padres reportedly offered Peraza a minor league contract contingent on his participation in a spring training invitational. A Korean team and a Japanese team were also said to be interested. The team actively persuaded Peraza to sign and quickly finalized the deal.
For the younger Peraza, the KBO is not the end of his career. Hanwha made a full bet of $1 million (including $200,000 in incentives) on Peraza.
Hanwha went through a tough time with foreign players last year. They need to bounce back from that experience.
Last season, 바카라사이트 Hanwha ranked last in team batting average (2.441) and runs scored (604).
Peraza and other Hanwha foreign players will arrive in Korea on July 27 and depart for the Australian camp on July 30.