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Luis Arráez riding the .400 colt

The reigning American League champion is batting .401 in 57 games

With his two hits on Tuesday in the Marlins' 6-1 win over the Kansas City Royals, Luis Arráez he reached .400 points on average so far this season.

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In this way, the Yaracuyano enters the top-10 of the highest averages for qualified hitters (3.1 appearances per team game) in the first 62 games of a club during a harvest since 1941, and is also the first since Chipper Jones in 2008 to hit over .400 in that span. The Venezuelan joined:

  • Larry Walker (.422; 1997)
  • Chipper Jones (.421; 2008)
  • Rod Carew (.410; 1983)
  • Tony Gwynn (.409; 1997)
  • Paul O'Neill (.408; 1994)
  • Ted Williams (.407; 1941)
  • Stan Musial (.405; 1948)
  • Ted Williams (.402; 1948)
  • LUIS ARRÁEZ (.401; 2023)*
  • John Olerud (.401; 1993)*

*Both hit 85 hits in 212 at-bats.

Now, the Venezuelan also leads the old circuit in hits, four more than Freddie Freeman (81) and three less than Bo Bichette, who is líder of all baseball with 88.

Likewise, it should be noted that Tuesday's was the 150th multi-hit game in his career, which places him just two away from matching José Altuve on the list since 2019 (150).

Nor should we fail to mention that during his tenure in the best baseball in the world he has only struck out 142 times. As we can see, his multi-hit games have been more than his strikeouts. An absolute barbarity for Luis Arráez, who does not fail to show all the size of him in the batting box.

Arráez has 46 challenges without receiving the third strike this season. That is of course the largest number so far this year. And furthermore, his guillotine rate of 4.7% is not only the best in the current contest, but it is also the lowest in the last 10 harvests.

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