Jordan Walker, who is being evaluated as the ‘second Pujols’ with great potential, will make his major league debut.
St. Louis Cardinals President John Mozeliak announced in an interview with ‘MLB.com’ on the 26th (Korean time), “Walker will be included in the team’s opening match list.”
Walker was a much-anticipated first-rounder in the 2020 draft. And he has a good reputation as he ranks 4th in the major league prospect rankings this season and 1st in the St. Louis rankings.
And that anticipation and evaluation is continuing in this demonstration game. He had a batting average of 0.286, 3 home runs, 9 RBIs, 10 runs scored, 2 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.816, drawing attention with his super-large home run. Accordingly, St. Louis planned Walker’s early debut and added him to the major league roster from the opening game.
“We were always happy whenever he came to camp, he impressed a lot of people and did a lot of work,” said President Morzeliac.메이저놀이터 He is obviously a mature player and has a good understanding of the game.”
He continued, “There were many players who participated in the World Baseball Classic this season, and thanks to that, Walker had ample preparation time and many opportunities to bat. And he got good reviews,” he added.
Walker played the corner outfield by going back and forth between left and right field during this spring camp, and also played as a designated hitter. During the season, he is expected to compete in the outfield with Lars Nuthba and Tyler O’Neal, and is likely to be the designated hitter to maximize his hitting.