A new two-time challenger has emerged following Major League superstar Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels).
Japanese local media ‘The Answer’ wrote about minor leaguer Ronald Guzman (29) on the 8th. Guzman was named as an invited player for the San Francisco Giants’ spring training announced the day before. He doesn’t look much different, but there was something that stood out. It is because his position was registered as a ‘two-hitting job’.
Guzman’s main position is first baseman. He has appeared in 246 major league games and has a batting average of 0.225 (167 hits in 743 at bats), 31 home runs, 104 RBIs, and an OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) of 0.712. As a member of the Texas Rangers, he drew a lot of attention by hitting double-digit home runs for two consecutive years from 2018, the first year of his major league debut, to the following year.
Despite high expectations, he seldom got a chance. Sophistication declined, and after passing through the Texas and New York Yankees, they found a new home in San Francisco. And he challenged himself as a pitcher.
Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR), which deals with the news of major league transfers, also covered this news interestingly. “Guzman has no professional pitching experience. 안전놀이터 However, the maximum speed of the fastball comes up to 96 miles (about 154 km). He explained his potential as a pitcher, saying, “I throw an 84 mile (about 135 km) changeup and an 82 mile (about 132 km) slider.”
If Guzman manages to double as a pitcher, he can provide another spectacle to the major leagues like Ohtani. Ohtani is loved by many fans for his cartoon baseball, which plays an active role as the team ace and hits explosive long hits in the center line.
Since Ohtani, many players have shown interest in double-tapping or have actually taken up the challenge. However, he failed to catch both rabbits. Fans are paying attention to what kind of results Guzman’s struggles to establish in the major leagues will produce.