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Wilyer Abreu stands out among American League rookies

The Venezuelan leads the newcomers of the new circuit in uncatchables

The Venezuelan of the Boston Red Sox, Wilyer Abreu, without having such a brilliant name; He has been the talk among American League rookies for his aggressive play in the outfield and because his hitting has made him stand out among his class.

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However, with a couple of hits – including a double – in three at-bats on Sunday in the Red Sox's victory to avoid an 11-3 sweep against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, the Venezuelan continues to command the rookies of the new circuit in hits (34), in addition to being colíder in doubles with fellow Orioles pitcher Colton Cowser, both with 11.

It should be noted that his 16 RBIs (adding one on Sunday) represent the second most on the circuit, only behind his teammate Ceddanne Rafaela and the aforementioned Cowser, both with 23. In addition to this, he is third in runs scored ( twenty); behind Brayan Rocchio (20) and Evan Carter (21), and also third in home runs (23), below Carter (4) and Cowser (5).

Likewise, he has an average of .270, OBP of .354, Slugging of .458 and OPS of .822, being third among qualified AL rookies in these four percentages.

He has a prodigious arm

Now, we already said that his game in the outfield is quite aggressive, since he has good movements and we have already seen him make plays of all calibers; either against walls or throwing themselves.

Likewise, he has one of the most powerful arms in baseball, 94.4mph on average. He ranks second among right fielders, only behind Fernando Tatis Jr., who hits an average of 96.3mph and is also one of two players at his position who have hit a shot over 100mph.

Likewise, it must be noted that Wilyer Abreu has an assist in the outfield, a double play and a total of 58 outs made in 62 defensive chances and 262.1 innings covered in the right field.

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