Tuckman is becoming a success story in the major leagues

Mike Tuckman (Chicago Cubs), who was overlooked in Korean baseball, is becoming a success story in the major leagues.

The outfielder went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York City on Monday. The Cubs lost 2-4 to the Mets on Sunday, dropping to 18-12 on the season and losing ground on the Milwaukee Brewers (18-11) in the National League Central.

But Tuckman continued his solid play, raising his batting average to 3-for-7 and living up to his one-year, $1.95 million price tag.

His OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) is a whopping 0.955. His slugging percentage is nearly a full point higher than his on-base percentage, but his on-base percentage is just as impressive, with three home runs and a 5.2 slugging percentage.

It’s a small sample size with less than 80 at-bats under his belt, but his performance so far has been more impressive than the six-year, $113 million Lee Jung-hoo (San Francisco Giants). Lee hasn’t lived up to the expectations of San Francisco, 토토사이트 who gave him the leadoff job in his immediate big league debut. Coincidentally, both players play center field.

Both players also have something in common: they’re not big hitters.

In 2022, the last year they played together in the KBO, Tuckman hit .796 with 12 home runs, 43 RBIs, and an OPS of .796 for the Hanwha Eagles. He was the backbone of Hanwha’s outfield and batting lineup in a wasteland. His hard work and no-nonsense demeanor were impressive for a big leaguer.

However, he was particularly weak in scoring position, batting just 2-for-1 with six RBIs.

The low number of hits was partly due to the batting order, but he was also weaker with runners on base (2-for-6 with runners in scoring position). His performance with runners on base could be criticized as “unproductive” by fans. It was also the ostensible reason Hanwha gave up on Tuckman.

After parting ways with Hanwha, Tuckman signed a one-year deal with the Cubs last year, hitting .252 with eight home runs, 56 RBIs, and a .740 OPS. Hanwha, on the other hand, faced a lot of criticism in 2023 for the underperformance of Brian O’Grady and Nick Williams, but this year’s signing of Jonathan Peraza was a relief.

Two years ago, Lee was a dominant force in the league.

He won the league MVP after batting .344 with 23 home runs, 113 RBIs, and an OPS of .996. For the second year in a row, he won five batting titles, including batting champion, leading the league in hits, RBIs, and slugging percentage.

In just two years, both players have changed. Tuckman, now 34, is a seasoned veteran at this stage, while Lee, 26, is facing rookie struggles. 파워볼게임 Lee went 0-for-4 with a walk against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday. This season, he is just 2-for-5 with a .655 OPS.

Historically, the KBO has been synonymous with pitchers.

Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Brooks Reilly (Mets) are the most prominent, followed by Chris Flexen and Eric Pedroia (Chicago White Sox). Will Tuckman remain a good example of a reverse export as a hitter?

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