Guillermo Heredia Indicators With KBO’s SSG Landers

The SSG Landers of the Korea Baseball Group have introduced that they’ve signed outfielder Guillermo Heredia (hat tip to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.web). Heredia will earn $900K, with the potential for incomes an extra $100K in efficiency bonuses.

Heredia, who was projected to make $1.1MM in his last journey by the arbitration course of, was non-tendered by the Braves in November. A veteran of components of seven Main League seasons, Heredia joined Atlanta after the 2020 season, having been designated for project by the Mets, and would go on to win a World Collection with the membership.

Heredia appeared in 74 video games (82 plate appearances) with the Braves through the 2022 season. Nevertheless, he hit a poor .158/.220/.342 with a colossal 39% strikeout fee and below-average 7.3% stroll fee. Whereas by no means a significant component on the plate, with a profession .231/.310/.346 line, 20% strikeout fee, and eight.3% stroll fee, the right-handed hitter has a historical past of above-average fielding, having accrued at the least 5 Outs Above Common (OAA) in 5 of his seven seasons. Nonetheless, through the 2022 season, Heredia earned 0 OAA whereas posting 1 Defensive Run Saved and a 0.8 Final Zone Score.

With the Braves internet hosting an outfield of three-time All-Star Ronald Acuna Jr., reigning Rookie of the 12 months Michael Harris, Eddie Rosario, and two-time All-Star Marcell Ozuna, Heredia was evidently deemed non-essential by the membership. As a substitute, Heredia, who turns 32 years outdated in January, will make the transition abroad. He’ll earn a increase in comparison with a minor league wage and might discover a return to MLB if his time in South Korea proves fruitful.