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Arráez unstoppable in the batting elite 

“La Regadera” is 10-8 in its last two games and its average for the year is already .341

Luis Arraez, now with the San Diego Padres, is hitting hard and proving that he is the undisputed king of contact in the post-modern Major Leagues. 

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Only in his last two games he has had eight hits in 10 at-bats and since he began his journey in San Diego he has hit at least one rocket in 15 of 17 games. His quality at the plate has turned him on in such a way that with a .341 average, he is just eight points behind Shohei Ohtani (.349) at the top of the batting chart; not just from the National League, but from all of baseball. 

It's obviously still relatively early in the season, but we'll almost certainly see the Venezuelan lecturing again when it comes to the art of hitting. And offering a great fight alongside the Japanese and the other virtuoso batting exponents who will also be looking to win the crown that the Venezuelan obtained in 2023. 

Now, it is not only in the area of ​​average in which Luis Arráez is standing out. He already leads both Leagues in hits with 72, nine more than in his first 50 games last year, when he hit 200 for the first time in his career and 20 more than in 2022, when he was on his way to capturing his first batting championship. 

On the other hand, it should not be overlooked that with his two consecutive commitments of four or more hits he joined a select group of Venezuelans with at least a string of two challenges of said number of hits without enemies. 

They are: 

  • Jose Altuve 
  • Miguel Cabrera 
  • Carlos Gonzalez 
  • Víctor Martínez 
  • Edgardo alfonzo 
  • Andres Galarraga 
  • Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel 

Likewise, he currently has eight multi-hit games in a row and is one away from the record of both the Padres (Tony Gwynn) and Venezuelan players (José Altuve). 

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