Jordan Walker (21), a big prospect who warmed up the league with hits in the opening 12 consecutive games of the Major League (MLB), went down to the minor leagues. The hitting face, which was hot in the beginning, quickly cooled down.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced on the 26th (local time) that they had sent Walker down to AAA. Walker did not play two days in a row on the 24th and 25th.
A first-round pick in the 2020 draft, Walker had a hit in all of his opening 12 games. He hit two home runs and had eight RBIs. He had a batting average of 0.319, an on-base percentage of 0.360, and a slugging percentage of 0.480.
However, Walker’s sense of hitting did not go any further. His hitting streak was broken, and he only had a batting average of 0.192 in the next eight games. He struck out just nine in 28 at-bats, and had just one extra-base hit.
St. Louis manager Oliver Marmall said, “I’m working with my hitting coach to adjust Walker’s posture so that he can hit more line drives and home runs instead of ground balls.” 메이저사이트
MLB.com said, “Walker will be able to receive steady hitting opportunities in AAA, and St. Louis has also succeeded in clearing up traffic to some extent with redundant outfield resources.” Coach Mamol said, “Walker is the hardest hitter in the league
. If you learn how to float, you will be able to hit many home runs and long hits.”