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Yoel Yanqui's power and speed make history

The Cuban is the first player to combine 10 HRs and 10 stolen bases in a season in the Major League

The Cuban infielder, Yoel Yankee, has known how to take root in Venezuelan baseball; both in the winter and the summer, where he plays with Marineros de Carabobo.

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In his time in the Major League of Professional Baseball (LMBP), he has become the first hitter to reach the ladder, the first import to reach 100 hits. Now we must add: First player with 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases in a single campaign.

Said achievement; Of course, it attests to how well the Palma Soriano native has established himself on the summer circuit and how lethal his combination of speed and power has been. That, for the Carabobo Mariners who are doing everything they can to get into the postseason again and defend the title they won last year, where they also had great production from the Antillean.

Now, their performance when it comes to ripping off pads has been perfect. All 10 stolen from him have come in the same number of opportunities. He is so far only one of two players who have had 100% effectiveness with at least 10 attempts on the road. The other? Gersel Pitre, who on Wednesday became the first hitter with 200 hits in the LMBP.

However, in 38 games this season, Yoel Yanqui has an average of .378 - the fifth best in the League -; product of 59 uncatchables in 156 shifts. He also had 23 extra-base hits, 38 RBIs, the same number of runs scored, 105 bases reached and an OPS of 1.114.

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