Taylor Motor (34, St. Louis Cardinals), who played for Kiwoom Heroes in the KBO League in the 2020 season, returned to the major leagues in place of Jordan Walker (21), the “second Albert Pujols”.
Local media such as ESPN, a sports media outlet, reported on the 27th (Korean time) the news of Motor’s major league call-up.
Motor started the season as a foreign hitter for Kiwoom at the time of the 2020 season. However, he could hardly find his pace and was released after recording a batting average of 0.114 (4 hits in 35 at-bats), 1 home run and 3 RBIs in 10 games. 메이저놀이터
The motor that kept knocking on the door of the major leagues. After joining St. Louis’ opening roster this season, he posted a 7-game batting average of 0.222 (4-for-18) and 1 RBI OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.633. Later, after Paul Deyong returned from injury, he received a DFA (designated transfer) action on the 24th, but returned to the major leagues about 3 days later. Motor returns to the majors, replacing Walker.
Walker is one of the top prospects in St. Louis. From this year’s opening game (against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 31st of last month), which was his major league debut, he stood out by hitting in 12 consecutive games. During the demonstration game and the early part of the regular season, he continued his outstanding performance and received a lot of attention as the ‘second Pujols’.
However, Walker is feeling the spiciness of the major leagues over time. He slumped to a batting average of 0.192 (5 hits in 26 at-bats) in 8 games after his hitting streak stopped. The team plans to send Walker to Triple-A in the minor leagues to undergo an adjustment period for his growth.
Motor continued his major league career by replacing the second Pujols Walker. Fans are paying attention to what kind of performance he will show in the big leagues.