The Toronto Blue Jays seem to have a stomach ache. This is because the resources sent through trade are flying high in the fall baseball season. The main character is Gabriel Moreno (23, Arizona Diamondbacks).
Moreno came to Arizona from Toronto through a trade last December. At that time, a 2:1 trade was completed in which Moreno and outfielder Louerdes Gurriel Jr. came to Arizona, and outfielder Dalton Basho went to Toronto.스포츠토토
In Toronto, with Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk firmly established, Moreno was not given a chance. For Moreno, the trade was a golden opportunity.
When he came to Arizona, his skills finally blossomed. He confidently established himself as the starting catcher, and ranked first in the league with a steal prevention rate of 38.6%.
His offensive ability wasn’t bad either. He appeared in 11 games and had a batting average of 0.284, 7 home runs, 50 RBIs, 33 runs, and an OPS of 0.747.
Above all, he stands out in fall baseball.
On the 8th, he performed well with 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the LA Dodgers, and also appealed his presence in Game 4 of the Championship Series.
Arizona suffered two consecutive losses in the championship series. However, the atmosphere turned around with a walk-off victory in the third game, and the fourth game began. The momentum continued.
Moreno rose from 5th to 3rd in the batting order and showed good batting skills. He went 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs. He came out when both hits mattered.
He scored a runaway score with a timely hit against pitcher Jeff Hoffman, who had been replaced with one out and first and third bases on first and third base in the bottom of the third inning when the team was ahead 1-0. Moreno, who had walked in both of his subsequent at-bats, hit a timely hit against pitcher Alvarado, who had been switched, in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score tied at 5-5, with two outs and runners on first and second base. It was a valuable hit that turned the game around.
Moreno’s hit allowed Arizona to pull off a comeback victory and tie the series at 2 wins and 2 losses.
After the game, teammate Evan Longoria praised Moreno through MLB.com, saying, “Moreno shows confidence. He’s showing good performance both in and out of the game. He hits quality balls. Even though he’s a young player, he knows how to let his guard down.” .
MLB.com also said, “Since the start of the postseason, Moreno has been the key to Arizona’s success. He hit a timely hit against former Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burns in Game 1 of the wild card game against Atlanta, leading Arizona to an early lead in the series. Dodgers in Game 3 of the Division Series. “In the game with Lance Lynn, he hit a home run after just one pitch, sending Chase Field into a frenzy. It was the dagger he needed to beat his rival in the National League West Division.”
This is Moreno’s first fall baseball season. He is good with a batting average of 0.267, 3 home runs, 8 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.953 in 9 games.
MLB.com said, “Moreno’s 3 home runs, 8 RBIs, and 4 extra-base hits (3 home runs + 1 double) are the most by any catcher in Arizona’s history. Even at a young age, he is a clutch performer (a player who does it at crucial moments). “It is establishing itself,” he said, praising it.