Bae Ji-hwan (23, Pittsburgh) went on base three times in the Tampa Bay away game on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time). He got two hits and a walk, and stole second base twice. This raised his batting average to 0.262 (22 hits in 84 at-bats), and with 13 stolen bases, he is trailing Ronald Acuna Jr., who leads the division by one point. (No hit in 3 at-bats in the 5th game, batting average dropped to 0.253)
However, as a second baseman, he left a disappointment. In the bottom of the 5th inning, he committed a bad throw to 1st base while handling a ground ball that missed from 2nd out and 3rd base. As a result, the runner on third base stepped home, and the timely hit that followed provided an excuse for an additional run. The score, which was 1-3, widened to 1-5. 메이저놀이터
In this game, his duality (on the ground) was compressed as it was. While his dynamic offense energized the team, the lack of stability in defense was evident. Because of this, despite his topical performance, his evaluation has not yet been positive.
Fan Graphs.com evaluated Bae Ji-hwan as 0.0 in the win contribution to substitution ratio (fWAR), one of the main indicators of Saber Matrix as of this day. Baseball Reference (bWAR) also presented the same figure.
This is an indicator of the contents of the 29 games (starting 22) this season. It is surprising that the evaluation is lower than 0.2 (fWAR) or 0.5 ((bWAR) when playing 10 games last year.
In addition, if you look at the contribution within the team compiled by Baseball Reference, it is (jointly) 22nd, and it is only 12th among position players excluding pitchers. The Pirates have three players with a WAR above 1.0: Jack Swinsky (1.2), Connor Joe (1.0), and Brian Reynolds (1.0). Returning star Andrew McCutchen is hitting 0.6.