Atlanta’s Opening Day shortstop Arcia ‘dropped’
This is the appearance of the Atlanta Braves dropping shortstop in the opening game.
The Braves announced on the 21st (Korean time) that they would drop infielders Von Grissom (22) and Braden Shoemake (26) to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Shoemaker, a first-round pick in the 2019 draft, played 바카라사이트76 games for Gwinnett last season, batting average of 0.259, on-base percentage of 0.316, slugging average of 0.399, seven homers and 25 RBIs.
Grissom was selected in the 11th round of the draft that same year. He was quicker to make his big league debut than Shoemaker. In 41 games last season, he had a batting average of 0.291, an on-base percentage of 0.353, a slugging percentage of 0.440, five home runs and 18 RBIs.
The two players are attracting attention as Atlanta’s next main shortstop. They are expected to fill the shortstop void created by the departure of Dansby Swanson, but they will not be able to play in the opening game due to the relegation.
There is a separate winner in the competition for the starting shortstop in the opening game. Local media such as ‘MLB.com’ predicted that Orlando Arcia (29) would be the starting shortstop for the opening game unless additional players were recruited.
Arcia is a veteran who played in 641 games over seven seasons in the major leagues. He only played 67 games last season due to injury, and he had a batting average of .244, on-base percentage, .316 slugging percentage, .416, 9 homers and 30 RBIs.
MLB.com Braves reporter Mark Bowman said, “Grissom and Shoemake, two prospects, have higher potential than Arcia, but they are not ready to play major league roles yet.”
He explained that it is a ‘safe bet’ to leave the starting shortstop to the more experienced Arcia until they are ready.
The two players plan to gain more experience by forming a keystone combination in Triple A Gwinnet. In the long term, one of these guys will likely be the starting shortstop.
‘ESPN’ major league reporter Buster Olney told the evaluation of some batting team officials that shoemaking could be a ‘long-term solution’ for Atlanta, but not yet.