Ji-hwan Bae has made a strong first impression in Triple-A, during the typically colder months.
Bae has a .287/.367/.466 line in 199 plate appearances heading into this week, with five homers and 11 stolen bases.
There is some potentially better news for the Pirates prospect.
“I am really more comfortable in the second half than the first half,” Bae said. “My eyes get used to the pitchers and everything like that. I really like the second half.”
With the end of June marking the completion of the first half of the season, Bae expects to continue his strong debut season at Minor League Baseball’s top level.
In 2019, the stats back Bae’s observation. His OPS increased each month from July to August to September. The 2018 season was just short season for Bae. Then, 2021 was a bi...
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