Who is the hitter who boasts the hottest bat in the major leagues right now?
Not only is he leading the National League batting category, but there is a hitter with a batting average in the 50% range, and that is Luis Araez (26) of the Miami Marlins.
Araez’s bat skills were already proven last year when he won the American League batting title with a .316 batting average. Araez had to change teams by trade, even though he was the batting champion. Miami acquired Araez through a trade with the Minnesota Twins, and in return sent two prospects: 10-win pitcher Pablo Lopez, Byron Courio, and Jose Salas.토토사이트
What is Araez doing after the trade? Araez appeared as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 7th inning in a home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 16th (Korean time) and gave the team a 3-2 turnaround with a timely hit. He came on as a substitute because he had finger pain, but he didn’t lose his sense of hitting. Coincidentally, Miami won 3-2 and went on a four-game winning streak, marking a season record of 8-7.
After the game, Araez said, “I’m glad I’m feeling better,” and said, “In the bottom of the sixth, I was told, ‘You might go out as a pinch hitter,’ and I just went to the plate and did my job.”
Araez’s season batting average is a whopping .511 (24 hits in 47 at-bats). He currently ranks first in the National League’s batting division, and has an OPS of 1.268 with an on-base percentage of .566 and a slugging percentage of .702. OPS also ranks first in the National League and ranks second overall in the league. 1 overall is third baseman Matt Chapman of the Toronto Blue Jays, who is currently recording an OPS of 1.291.
On this day, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB.com) said, “It’s no secret that Araez has tremendous batting skills. He was the American League batting champion with a batting average of .316 last year. It’s something you can only see in league statistics, not a record you can see in the first 15 games of a big league season.”
Regarding this, Araez laughed, “When I was 7 years old, I hit a batting average of 60%,” and emphasized that contributing to the team’s victory comes first by saying, “I’m hitting a batting average of 50% now, but I want to help the team win.” did.
Araez’s annual salary this year is 6.1 million dollars (approximately 8 billion won). This amount is determined by the Salary Adjustment Committee. Initially, Miami offered 5 million dollars (about 6.5 billion won), but the Salary Adjustment Committee sided with Araez, who insisted on 6.1 million dollars. Now that I think about it, Miami seems to be worth every penny of $6.1 million. Araez is leading a new wind in Miami by writing a hit for the cycle for the first time in the history of the club against the Philadelphia Phillies on the 12th.