Jason Hayward (34), who suffered the humiliation of being released due to not being able to show much despite being the best talent, is flying high after putting on the LA Dodgers uniform.
Hayward recorded a batting average of 0.283, 15 home runs, 40 RBIs, 55 runs, 84 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.357 and OPS of 0.866 in 113 games of the season until the 18th (Korean time).
In particular, Hayward led the team to victory with 3 hits, including a home run and a double, on the 18th, raising this month’s performance to a batting average of 0.421, an on-base percentage of 0.436, and an OPS of 1.146.
This is the highest monthly performance this season. This surpasses the batting average of 0.327 and OPS of 0.918 recorded last month. It can be seen that Hayward’s hitting ability is at its peak.
Previously, Hayward received notice of his release from the Chicago Cubs in November of last year. At the time, the evaluation was that the performance was impossible to survive in the major league.
Hayward recorded OPS of 0.627 and 0.556 in the 2021 season and last year. Although he was only 33 years old at the time, he was considering retirement.
However, the LA Dodgers reached out to Hayward. Although he was available at a minimum salary, few had high expectations for Hayward.
Afterwards, Hayward finished the first half of the season with an OPS of 0.811, and his recruitment by the LA Dodgers was evaluated as successful, and in the second half of the season, he is showing more than an All-Star performance.토토사이트
The LA Dodgers had fun recruiting several players who were underdeveloped in the past. This time, Hayward, who had an OPS of 0.556 the previous year, was saved.
Attention is focused on whether Hayward’s performance, which is recording his highest OPS even though he is not reaching his required at-bats, can continue beyond the regular season and into the postseason.