Trout and Ohtani couldn’t even… LAA super-prospect so active, there was a reason he made his big league debut ‘in 40 days’

There was a reason he stepped on the major league stage after 40 days of joining. Nolan Chanuel (21), the super-prospect of the Angels, is showing off his presence with great success.

On the 31st (Korean time), Chanuel started as the first batter and first baseman in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Chanuel’s bat, which had been silent throughout the game, shone at the last moment. In the beginning of the ninth inning, when the team trailed 7-8, he continued his scoring opportunities with 1st and 3rd base unharmed by hitting a right-handed hit from first base. The Angels, who succeeded in reversing the atmosphere, balanced the game 8-8 with Luis Renhipo’s sacrifice fly. Afterwards, Brandon Drury’s 2-run homer with 2 out on 1st base broke out and took a thrilling come-from-behind victory 10-8.메이저사이트

Chanuel created an opportunity for the team to score in the last attack and played an active role with a final score of 1 hit and 2 points in 5 at-bats.

Chanuel joined the Angels with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the ‘2023 Major League Baseball Draft’ held last month. Chanuel entered the big leagues after going through the Rookie League, Single A and Double A 40 days after joining the club, and made his major league debut in a home game against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 19th.

So far, Chanuel has been performing beyond expectations. He has appeared in 10 games and has a batting average of 0.324 (12-for-37) with 2 RBIs and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.808. His sample needs to be piled up, but considering that he was called up to the big leagues in his first year of debut, and 40 days after that, it’s enough to raise expectations.

In particular, Chanuel became the club’s first player to hit all of the first 10 games of his debut with a hit that day. His previous record was a 9-game hitting streak set by David Ekstein in the 2001 season. Chanuel completed a new record that even Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, who had established themselves as the team’s main guns, could not.

Meanwhile, the Angels’ record this season is 64-70, and the game gap with the wild card 3rd place (Texas Rangers/ 75-58), which is the final line for advancing into the postseason, has widened to ‘11.5’, so the red light is on. Dark shadows fill the team, but Chanuel’s performance is at least a consolation.

Chanuel is attracting attention by rewriting the history of the club. Will he be able to grow into the hope of the Angels in the future?

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