San Diego Padres fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. was chosen as a player to watch for the 2023 camp.
On the 16th (Korean time), MLB.com picked one player from each team as players to pay attention to at the campsite of 30 major league teams preparing for the new season in 2023.
The player who is attracting great attention is Tatis Jr. of San Diego, who belongs to the National League West division.
Tatis Jr. will return this year after serving a banned substance-related penalty. He was initially considered a strong competitor to Kim Ha-seong as an infield resource. However, San Diego manager Bob Melvin is expected to use Tatis Jr. in right field.
Although there is a gap, it is expected to be a great help to the San Diego power this year. Although he cannot play the first 20 games of the regular season, there is no problem in preparing for the season by participating in the camp. 토토사이트
“Probably the most exciting player of all camp,” MLB.com said. “Everyone knows his talent. I am also aware of (Tatis Jr.’s) commotion.”
Tatis Jr. debuted in the big leagues in 2019. That year, in 84 games, he made a strong impression with a batting average of .307, 22 homers and 53 RBIs.
In 2020, in a shortened 60-game season due to the Corona 19 pandemic, he played 59 games and recorded a batting average of 27%, 17 home runs and 45 RBIs. In the 2021 season, he posted a batting average of .282, 42 homers and 97 RBIs in 130 games.
He won the Silver Slugger for the second year in a row and is a 2021 National League All-Star. He bowed his head due to the banned substance controversy, but he is expected to become a key player in the San Diego batting line after completing his suspension this year.