Javier Baez (31, Detroit Tigers), who once won the Silver Slugger for his outstanding slugging power, is on the path to the worst contract in history.메이저놀이터
Baez recorded a batting average of 0.217, 8 home runs, 54 RBIs, 53 runs, 102 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.263 and an OPS of 0.576 in 125 games of the season until the 14th (Korean time).
Also, Baez’s wRC+ is only 57. He has avoided negative FWAR thanks to his defense and base running, but it is not enough for his $22 million annual salary.
Baez signed a large six-year, $140 million contract with Detroit ahead of the 2022 season. A contract with a maximum annual salary of $25 million.
But Baez began his downfall by posting a wRC+ of 88 in his first year in Detroit, and this season he’s proving that there’s a basement beneath him.
The problem is that Baez’s downfall was predictable to some extent. Even when Baez was selected as an All-Star, he had many strikeouts and a low on-base percentage.
In 2018, his best year, he had a batting average of 0.290 and 34 home runs, while his on-base percentage was only 0.326. He also had an on-base percentage of just 0.316 the following year.
In particular, in the 2021 season, right before he signed a large contract with Detroit, he struck out 184 free kicks. Still, Detroit gave Baez a six-year, $140 million contract.
Baez has 119 strikeouts this season while walking 21. He strikes out about 5.7 times more than he walks. A level where there is no such thing as a pioneering plan.
It is very likely that Baez will not be revived until the pitching plan is improved. Also, it seems almost impossible to improve Baez’s pioneering plan.
In the end, Detroit signed a defensive shortstop with a large contract worth 6 years and $140 million. There can be no waste like this.