This is something I could not have imagined when I was playing in the KBO league a year ago. Now I dream of advancing to the major league postseason.먹튀검증
On the 10th (Korean time), Major League Baseball’s official website ‘MLB.com’ wrote about ‘the hidden key contributors to each team’s advancement to the postseason.’ Seven players were named on this list, and among them, one fielder familiar to KBO League fans was included, attracting attention.
The protagonist is outfielder Mike Tuckman (33, Chicago Cubs), who played for the Hanwha Eagles last year. Tauchman had to leave Korea after the end of last season, unable to accompany Hanwha. After returning to the United States, Tauchman signed a minor league contract with the Cubs and began his challenge to the big league.
Tauchman played in the minor league and waited for a call to the major league, and then joined the big league in May and began to bring vitality to the Cubs lineup. His performance this year is a batting average of 0.251 (74 hits in 295 at-bats), 7 home runs, 45 RBIs, 6 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.727. As the team’s leadoff, he has an on-base percentage of 0.354 and is doing his part as the leader of the attack.
In particular, Tuckman is performing more actively in the second half of the season when the postseason competition becomes fiercer. In the first half of the year, his batting average was 0.239 (33 hits in 138 at-bats), 3 home runs, 21 RBI, OPS 0.689, but after the All-Star break, his batting average was 0.261 (41 hits in 157 at-bats, 4 home runs, 24 RBI, OPS 0.762). Here, he had several outstanding performances that were not revealed in the records. He is making highlight films and contributing to the team in offense and defense.
‘MLB.com’ said, “There are times when players who were not expected to play a significant role or who were under the radar on Opening Day suddenly emerge and become key postseason contributors for their team. As we enter the final month of the season, we are competing for the postseason.” “We introduce seven players who have made meaningful contributions to the cause.”
Then, in Tauchman’s turn, “Tauckman returned to the big leagues by signing a minor league contract with the Cubs last January after spending the 2022 season in Korea. He showed outstanding performance in the second half of the year, and took on the Cubs as the leadoff hitter against a right-handed starting pitcher. “We are doing our best to return to the postseason,” he added.
The Cubs, whom Tuckman is revitalizing, are currently in second place in the National League wild card with a season record of 76 wins and 67 losses. They are maintaining their hopes of advancing to the postseason by taking a 1 game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are in third place in the wild card, which is the Maginot Line of the postseason.
▲ Tuckman is performing well for the Cubs this season. Will it help the team advance to the postseason?
Meanwhile, in addition to Tuckman, this list includes outfielder Jason Hayward (34, LA Dodgers), catcher Mitch Garber (32, Texas Rangers), infielder Mike Ford (31, Seattle Mariners), infielder Ryan O’Hearn (30, Baltimore Orioles), and relief pitcher Robert O’Hearn (30, Baltimore Orioles). Stevenson (30, Tampa Bay Rays) and infielder David Schneider (24, Toronto Blue Jays) also joined the list and were highlighted for their performances.