The infielder of Leones del Caracas, Wilfredo Tovar, is closing the regular season at full speed, seeking to find his best form, for what will be the Round Robin, where each match becomes even more important.
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In that sense, the native of Santa Teresa del Tuy has connected at least one hit in each of his last 18 games. In that span, he's hitting .346; He produced 28 hits in 81 at-bats, with three doubles, one triple, seven RBIs and 18 runs scored.
Thanks to his recent performance with the wood, Tovar raised his average this season to .316; at a rate of 66 hits in 209 shifts, with a .364 on-base percentage, .383 slugging percentage and .747 OPS in 228 plate appearances and 49 games played. In addition to 34 scored, 17 produced and 80 bases reached.
He has grown as a hitter
However, if the contest ends like this, this would be the third in his career in a row hitting for more than .300, which only confirms how much Wilfredo Tovar has grown as a hitter in the LVBP and with each season he has happens, being more constant in regards to batting average. In fact, in those three contests combined, the man from Mirandino has posted a fairly solid .335 (523-for-175) record, with 50 RBIs, 88 runs scored, a .397 OBP and an .818 OPS in 583 plate appearances.
In the same way, it should be noted that the infielder of the long-haired team does not have a home run in the current course, being about to end a streak of five matches in a row by turning the table around at least once. However, it is not something that Tovar needs, since he is capable of making connections of all sizes and being very productive for his team. In fact, since 2016-17 he is the sixth shoveler with the most extra-base hits in the League (85), behind in that period Niuman Romero (87), Daniel Mayora (90), Balbino Fuenmayor (92), Alexi Amarista (96) and Alberth Martinez (100).
In addition to that, he is just one of three sluggers since that year with six or more double-digit contests in connections of two bases or more, echoing the damage he can do to opposing pitching and how that translates into bases, thanks to all your connections.
Well, in those most recent seven contests, he accumulates 519 pads reached; more than any other player, even in front of other proven hitters who are quite productive for their respective teams, such as Henry Alejandro Rodríguez (511) and Alberth Martínez (470).