Gold Glove catcher Sean Murphy (29, Atlanta Braves), who was initially brought in for the purpose of strengthening the defense, became the hottest player in the National League with a surprising hit.
The Major League Secretariat announced on the 9th (Korean time) that Murphy was selected as the National League Player of the Week. This is his first award in his personal career.
Murphy recorded a batting average of 0.360안전놀이터, 3 home runs, 12 RBI, 5 runs, 9 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.515 OPS of 1.275 in eight games, including double headers, over the past week.
He recorded multi-hits in 4 out of 8 games, and in the first game of the double header against the New York Mets on the last 2 days and against the Baltimore Orioles on the 6th, he scored 6 RBIs and 4 RBIs, respectively.
In particular, in the first game of the double header against the New York Mets on the 2nd, he hit multiple home runs. With his current 9 homers, Murphy already has half of his single-season home run record.
Murphy, who boasted an amazing hit, recorded a batting average of 0.282, 9 homers, 28 RBIs, 21 points, 29 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.426 OPS 1.048 in 31 games of the season until the 8th.
This is the highest OPS record. A Gold Glove award-winning catcher with very good defensive skills is running 1st in OPS.
Also, Murphy struck out 124 batters while getting 56 walks last year, but this season he has maintained a very good rate with 21 walks and -28 strikeouts.
In addition, the defensive figures are also excellent enough to aim for the Gold Glove. Murphy has established himself as the heart of Atlanta on offense and defense.
After acquiring Murphy in a trade, Atlanta signed a six-year, $73 million contract. This is being evaluated as another club-friendly contract.