Marwin Gonzalez, who hit 107 home runs in the major leagues for 11 years, wears the Orix Buffaloes uniform of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Japan’s Nikkan Sports reported on the 11th (Korean time), “It is known that the Orix Buffaloes will recruit Marwin Gonzalez, who has 107 home runs in the major leagues.”
Gonzalez is a veteran who made his big league debut with the Houston Astros in 2012 and played 11 seasons in the major leagues until last year. Gonzales had 48 hits and 2 home runs in 80 games in his debut season with an OPS of 0.234 and an OPS of 0.607, and the following year also had 4 home runs in 72 games with a batting average of 0.221 and an OPS of 0.571, showing no impact.
However, starting in 2014, Gonzalez’s batting performance began to improve little by little. Gonzalez recorded 6 homers batting average of 0.277 OPS 0.727 in 103 games in 2014, and played an active role with 12 homers batting average of 0.279 OPS 0.759 in 120 games in 2015. In particular, in the 2017 season, when Houston lifted the World Series championship trophy, he had a career-high season swinging a fire bat with 23 homers, 90 RBIs and a batting average of 0.303 OPS 0.907 in 134 games.
Gonzalez played in Houston until the 2018 season, starting with the Minnesota Twins in 2019, then playing for the Boston Red Sox, Houston, and New York Yankees, playing in 1138 major league games, with 888 hits, 107 homers, 415 RBIs, 420 points, 44 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.252 OPS of 0.709. being recorded
Gonzalez is a bit on the low side of sophistication. However, as he recorded double-digit home runs for five consecutive years from 2015 to 2019, he has the power to send bats out of the fence at any time. On the defensive side, he can play any position except catcher. Last season, he played every position except catcher and center fielder.메이저사이트
‘Nikkan Sports’ said, “His batting performance has been declining since 2017, but his skills have been proven. Gonzalez is nominated for the number 4 role along with Frank Schwindel.” Expectations are high,” he said.
Considering that the news of the contract was first reported in December of last year, it seems that the contract between Gonzalez and Orix is imminent. By recruiting Gonzalez, Orix will go on a quest to win the Pacific League for the third year in a row and the Japan Series for the second year in a row.