Awarded 5 times in GG → ‘Tumbled down’ → Minor contract → Changed batting form… 33-year-old veteran flapping wings
Jason Hayward (33), who was released from the Chicago Cubs, is aiming for a rebound with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He even changed his batting form.
Hayward, who wore the uniform of the Atlanta Braves with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 draft, played an active role in Atlanta until 2014, then signed a free agent (FA) contract with the Cubs in the 2016 season through the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015. The size of his contract was 8 years and 184 million dollars (approximately 238.8 billion won).
Hayward played in 142 games in 2016 and recorded 122 hits in 530 at-bats with 7 homers and 49 RBIs with a batting average of 0.230 and an OPS of 0.631. Although he lacked batting ability, he showed good defensive skills and won the National League Gold Glove in right field, and Edwards doubled as the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
Hayward also showed a strong defense in the 2017 season and won his 5th Gold Glove in his career, but has since declined. Even in defense, which was his strong point, he began to show anxiety. In the 2020 season, which was shortened in the aftermath of Corona 19, 50 games, 147 at bats, 39 hits, 6 home runs, 22 RBIs, a batting average of 0.265 OPS and 0.848, and achieved the best batting performance after the transfer, but batting average of 0.214 OPS in the 2021 season, 0.627 OPS in the 2022 season, batting average of 0.204 OPS It was sluggish at 0.555 and was eventually released.
After being released, Hayward signed a minor league contract with 바카라 the Dodgers with an invitation to spring training. Hayward is in need of a rebound. He is also planning to revise his batting form ahead of this season. American ‘MLB.com’ said on the 21st (Korean time), “Immediately after signing the contract, Hayward trained with hitting coach Robert Van Scoyoc. has been corrected,” he said.
“I expected to change. I expected to start from scratch. It was good,” Hayward said. “For that I have to train every day and I have to step in to be the best.”