Davidson leads the team in home runs, but his lack of certainty is exposed
Hiroshima, who finished this season in second place in the Central League, announced on the 17th that they would not sign contracts with two helper fielders for next season. Infielders Ryan McBroom and Matt Davidson joined the team in hopes of making up for their lack of long-hitting ability. However, he did not make a big impact and was unable to save the team, which was suffering from a lack of long hits.
McBroom played in 128 games last season, primarily as a No. 4 player, and had 17 home runs and 74 RBIs, both of which were team-leading. However, he is batting .221 this season with six home runs and 31 RBIs. The “left-handed pitcher and right-handed hitter” has seen his numbers drop significantly since last year and will be leaving the team at the end of this season.
Similarly, Davidson joined the team this season with his long-hitting power of 54 total in the major leagues. Although he showed slugging power with 19 home runs, he had a batting average of .210 and 44 RBIs. His lack of certainty and poor batting average, which had been a concern before he joined the team, were exposed, and he was released after just one year.
As for the pitching staff, pitcher Drew Anderson pitched 21 times and pitched 45 innings with an ERA of 2.20. Pitcher Nick Turley had 22 holds in 44 pitches. Pitcher Roberto Corniel, who weighed 165 kg in 2021, pitched only eight games. Director Takahiro Arai will continue as director next season. In order to win the league championship, the performance of the helpers is a big key.
(Full-Count Editorial Department)