Trey Turner and Francisco Lindor enter the top 5 with on-base percentage… The Fall of the $300 Million Shortstop

The sluggish performance

of Trey Turner (29, Philadelphia Phillies), who was evaluated as the best free agent (free agent) sale last offseason, is not serious. Turner, who signed an 11-year, $300 million megaton contract with Philadelphia at the end of last year, was evaluated as the best signing in that he could turn the shortstop position, which was the Phillies’ biggest weakness, into a strength.

When Turner hit five home runs at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) earlier this year and led the U.S. to runner-up, expectations for Turner grew even higher.

However, after opening the lid, Turner fell below expectations and became one of the worst hitters in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Turner has appeared in 57 games this season, with 5 homers in 256 at-bats, a batting average of 0.237, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.654. Notably, his 0.281 on-base percentage ranks third from last in the National League (NL). That’s hard to believe considering Turner’s career on-base percentage is .350.

Due to Turner’s sluggish performance, Philadelphia, the runner-up in the World Series last year, is in fourth place in the NL East with 26 wins and 32 losses. If you don’t make a turnaround, you won’t even get a postseason ticket that is given to the 3rd place in the wild card.

Turner isn’t alone in the $300 million shortstop’s loss of faith. The same goes for Francisco Lindor (29, New York Mets), who signed a 10-year, $341 million contract in 2021 and opened the era of the first $300 million shortstop.

Lindor, who appeared in 59 games this season, is recording 10 homers in 257 at-bats, a batting average of 0.212, and an OPS of 0.691. Relatively better than Turner, but at a disastrous level.

Lindor’s on-base percentage of .284 ranks fifth last among all hitters in the NL. So, the two $300 million shortstops are in the bottom 3 and 5 places respectively in on-base percentage.

The Mets, with many super-high contracts, are 30-29 and 3rd in the NL East as Lindor and other key players do not perform properly. The Mets’ payroll (total annual salary) is $345.47 million, overwhelmingly ranked first among the 30 MLB teams.스포츠토토

$300 million shortstops who occupy the top 5 in on-base percentage are becoming one of the examples of the dangers of super-large long-term contracts.

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