There is a player who hit a ball comparable to Shohei Ohtani. That’s Los Angeles Angels teammate Joe Adele.스포츠토토
The Angels won a 3-1 home game against the 2023 Major League Chicago Cubs held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California on the 9th (Korean time), decorating the series sweep. The season record was 34 wins and 30 losses.
The performance of Adele, who started as the 6th right fielder, cannot be overlooked. Adele came out as the lead batter in the bottom of the second inning when the score was trailing 0-1 and fired a cannon. Cubs Drew Smiley’s 91.1 mile sinker on the second pitch was properly hit. The ball went over the left wall. This season’s beast girl is a home run.
In particular, the distance and speed of the batted ball were amazing. The ball flew at a speed of 117.2 miles (about 188.6 km) and hit 451 feet (about 137 m). According to MLB.com, he was the fastest hitter by an Angels player this season.
Ohtani recorded the fastest batted ball ever. He hit 118 miles (about 189.9 km) several times last season. Ohtani’s home run exit velocity of 118 mph is the fastest in Angels history since Statcast began tracking it in 2015.
Although he has yet to break Ohtani’s record, he set the team’s fastest home run batting speed this season.
Adele is a top prospect who was selected by the Angels with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his big league debut in the 2020 season, batting just 0.161 with 3 homers and 7 RBIs in 38 games. In 2021, he appeared in 35 games and showed improvement with a batting average of 0.246, 4 home runs and 26 RBIs. And last year, he recorded a batting average of 0.224, 8 home runs and 27 RBIs in 88 games. He struck out 107 times while getting only 11 walks.
Adele, who was called up for the first time this season on the 8th, helped the sweep win by shooting a team-saving home run in his first game. On this day, Adele recorded 1 hit (1 home run) in 3 at-bats, 1 walk and 1 strikeout.