After wasting only $17 million, it became a ‘total $300 million’ express, “Bellinger is a very rare product” Boras’ confidence
Cody Bellinger of the Chicago Cubs continued the peak hitting feeling by playing the most RBIs this season. The likelihood of a blast in the FA market at the end of this year is growing.
Bellinger started as center fielder 4 times in an away game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at PNC Park on the 28th (hereinafter Korean time) and led the team to a 10-1 victory, going 3-for-5 with 5 RBIs and 2 runs with a fire bat. It was the first time this season that Bellinger posted five RBIs in one game.
From his first at-bat in the first inning, the bat caught fire. He lightly hit a slider that flowed outside 84.4 mph on the sixth pitch of Pittsburgh’s left-handed starter Bailey Poulter, with two out and second baser, for a heavy hit and called home second base runner Nick Horner. He then succeeded in stealing second base and created scoring position, but Seiya Suzuki retreated with an infield grounder.
Bellinger called in both of them when he hit a double from 2nd and 3rd base in the top of the 5th inning with a 3-1 lead. In the ball count 2B1S, he hit the 91.1 mile sinker on the outside of Poulter’s 4th pitch and split the middle right. His exit velocity reached 106.6 mph. Following this, Bellinger stepped home with Suzuki’s timely hit, widening the score to 6-1.
In the last at-bat in the ninth inning, he hit a double from the left at a chance for one out and first and second base, and all runners stepped on the home base. A timely wedge hit that widened the score to 9-1. The left-hander Jose Hernandez’s 95.8-mile fastball from outside the 92.5-mile line was pushed straight into the left-field double.
Clutch ability to go to bat 3 times from scoring position and score all runs. Bellinger, who had 2 hits and 2 RBIs against Pittsburgh the previous day, posted multiple hits and RBIs for two consecutive days, raising his batting average to 0.321 (121 hits in 377 at-bats), 20 home runs, 75 RBIs, 76 runs scored, 18 stolen bases, on-base percentage of 0.368, slugging percentage, It marked 0.546 and OPS 0.914. He ranks fourth in the NL in batting average and fifth in OPS.
Since he missed a month from May 17 to June 15 due to a knee injury, he is showing off his top-class productivity in home runs and RBIs.
Bellinger regained his 2019 MVP days with Gold Glove-class defense and a 30% batting average recovery. AP Yonhap News
In particular, Bellinger has racked up 53 RBIs since July, recording the most RBIs in the entire period.
Cubs manager David Ross said after the game, “You can say he’s a scary hitter because he hits powerfully with two strikes. But he’s just trying to hit the ball lightly. “, he evaluated.스포츠토토
Bellinger, who was released from the Los Angeles Dodgers last winter and signed a ‘1+1 year’ contract with the Cubs, is highly likely to give up the mutual option worth $12.5 million next year after this season and go to the free agent market if his current performance continues. This is the atmosphere when he was named MVP in 2019.
Local media predict that he will record the second highest ransom in the free agent market after Ohtani Shohei (LA Angels). It’s said to be at least $200 million, but agent Scott Boras could be aiming for $300 million in 10 years. The Dodgers paid him a non-tender because it was a waste of the minimum annual salary of 17 million dollars they had to give him, but now it can be seen that he is showing off his skills with an average annual salary of 30 million dollars.
In an interview with USA Today on the 28th, Boras said, “Demand is always created by scarcity. If a 5-tool player with a high level of skill at a young age plays, runs, and power bats as a Gold Glove-class center fielder and first baseman, he will be able to win in the major leagues. “The demand for such a player is very, very high,” he said.
USA Today said, ‘Boras did not mention the price of Bellinger, but emphasized that the free agent market is in short supply.’ did. It is interpreted to mean that the value of Bellinger, who is 28 years old this year, is not lacking compared to Betts three years ago.