‘Power↑’ Betts, weight gain → first ’40 home runs in one season’ challenge?
Mookie Betts (31), who is showing excellent performances in both ball, defense and state, record 40 home runs in a season for the first time in his personal career? I put on weight this offseason.
The Athletic reported on the 17th (Korean time)메이저사이트 that Betts gained 8 pounds (approximately 3.6 kg) this offseason. This is to increase power.
As a result, Betts’ home run power can be expected to increase. Betts’ most home run in a season was 35 last year. The next is 32 from the 2018 season.
If he shows improved power compared to last year, it is worth challenging to hit 40 home runs in one season. Of course, weight gain does not necessarily mean a home run increase.
Also, weight gain can lead to a decrease in speed. This could also diminish Betts’ quick feet and peak athleticism.
Betts, who will be celebrating his 10th year in the major leagues, recorded a batting average of 0.269, 35 home runs, 82 RBIs, 117 runs, 154 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.340 OPS of 0.873 in 142 games last year.
His home runs were satisfactory, but his batting average and on-base percentage were relatively poor. What the LA Dodgers want from Betts is the 2018 season when he won the MVP award.
At that time, Betts beat Mike Trout (32) with a batting average of 0.346, 32 homers, on-base percentage of 0.438 and OPS of 1.078 to win the MVP award.
Of course, Betts is still a very good outfielder. He’s still getting plus points on defense and running as well as offense. His FWAR last year also reached 6.6.