Former Crimson Sox star Mookie Betts says he has another purpose left in his profession

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“All these forms of issues I believe will probably be what assist me get to that finish purpose.”

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 29, 2023, in Denver.
Mookie Betts has already slugged 26 dwelling runs this season with the Dodgers. (AP Photograph/David Zalubowski)

He is likely to be solely 30 years outdated, however former Crimson Sox and present Dodgers star Mookie Betts has already constructed a lofty resume.

In simply 10 seasons within the huge leagues, Betts has received two World Collection, one with Boston (2018) and one with Los Angeles (2020).

He captured an MVP in 2018 with the Crimson Sox, and posted 4 different top-five finishes for the coveted award.

Betts has already earned seven All-Star nods, to associate with six Gold Gloves and 5 Silver Slugger accolades.

So what’s left to show?

“I believe my purpose now’s to change into a Corridor of Famer,” Betts instructed FOX Sports activities’ Rowan Kavner. “And no matter that consists of, that’s what I’m attempting to do. The rings, being a group man, asserting myself a bit of bit, form of embracing the platform, all these forms of issues I believe will probably be what assist me get to that finish purpose.”

Since Boston traded Betts in February 2020, the star outfielder has continued to dominate in all sides of the sport.

In 405 profession video games with the Dodgers, Betts is slashing .272/.360/.535 with 100 dwelling runs, 241 RBI, and a mixed WAR of 18.1.

After launching a career-high 35 dwelling runs final season with the Dodgers, Betts has constructed off of that energy surge in 2023. He has already clubbed 26 homers this 12 months, tied for the third-most in MLB this season.

In whole, 10 of Betts’ huge flies have led off a recreation, standing as essentially the most ever in a season by a Dodgers participant and essentially the most in a primary half by any participant in MLB historical past. The all-time chief for many leadoff dwelling runs in a single season is Alfonso Soriano with 13 for the Yankees in 2003.

Betts will attempt to get his power-hitting prowess to hold over into Monday’s House Run Derby at Seattle’s T-Cell Park. Will probably be the All-Star’s first-ever entry into the annual showcase.

Betts may have loads of competitors with different prolific sluggers like Pete Alonso, Julio Rodríguez, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. set to participate within the Derby.

Nonetheless, Betts’ former Dodgers teammate Justin Turner instructed WEEI’s Rob Bradford that Betts may need a leg up in opposition to the competitors due to his easy method on the plate. 

“The factor about Mookie is I personally suppose he has some of the environment friendly swings in all of baseball, which means he finds the barrel and backspins the ball extra usually than anybody,” Turner stated on Audacy’s “Baseball Isn’t Boring” podcast, including: “You may not be seeing the tape measure photographs which might be going over 450 [feet], however I believe he’s gonna be very constant at hitting the ball over the fence.”