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Luis Arráez a shot from the top of batting

Arráez is in "Watering Can Mode" and just one point from the top of the batting lead

The Venezuelan second baseman of the San Diego Padres, Luis Arráez, is in what we know as “Watering Can Mode”; living up to his nickname and evidently in his best moment of the campaign.

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And, after hitting two hits in five at-bats, with an RBI (number 13 of the campaign) in the 'Faithful Friars' 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees to avoid the sweep at Petco Park , the Venezuelan left his average at .335 and was just one point behind Shohei Ohtani (.334) at the top of the batting lead not only in the National League, but in the entire Major Leagues.

Of course, the Yaracuyan is even with Mookie Betts; that with the Dodgers he has also starred in a campaign worthy of MVP.

Now, in his last six games Arráez has an average of .481 (27-13); with a double, a home run and four runs batted in, evidently being the best hitting percentage in the last week in all of baseball.

Likewise, May has been its best month by far. He averages .381 (97-37) and with a notable difference of 34 points over Philadelphia Phillies catcher JT Realmuto and 48 over Ohtani himself. His 37 hits in that period represent the ninth most for Venezuelans in May.

Additionally, it should be noted that despite not having much time with the Padres - he has played 20 games -, he is already among the team's eight players with double digits in multi-hit games this season.

Along with Luis Arráez are:

  • Jackson Merrill, 13
  • Jake Cronenworth, 13
  • Jurickson Profar, 12
  • Fernando Tatis Jr., 11
  • Manny Machado, 11
  • Luis Campusano, 11
  • Xander Bogaerts, 11

The Padres have made 56 challenges this year and that Arráez, with 36 fewer games, has that amount, only tells us about the quality of hitter he is within the universe of the Major Leagues. His ability has already been tested many times and only consolidates him as the king of contact.

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