In a close battle of two Dominican Juniors, Vladimir Guerrero could barely resist the attack of Fernando Tatis for the first place in the ranking of Latin hitters of “Al Rojas Vivo”, than for 16th. consecutive year publishes ESPN Digital weekly during the Major League Baseball regular season.
“Al Rojas Vivo”, which is published on Tuesday of each week, takes into account the statistics for the whole year up to the games on Monday. Players are not considered by their salary, level or fame, but by their performance throughout the current season.
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Pos .: 1B | Team: Toronto Blue Jays| Previous Ranking: 1
The Dominican remains in the fight with Japan’s Shohei Ohtani for the AL MVP award as he tries to avoid being dethroned from the ranking of the best Latinos at bat of the season. Guerrero leads MLB offensive players in WAR (5.2) and is hitting .314 with 35 homers, 20 doubles, 65 walks, 88 RBIs, 90 runs. It has an OPS of 1,020.
Pos .: SS | Team: San Diego Padres| Previous Ranking: 2
The Dominican returned from the disabled list hitting two home runs and two doubles in his first two games. Right now, he is the big favorite to win the National League Most Valuable Player award. Tatis, who is playing outfield to reduce exposure to his left shoulder, leads MLB with a 1,050 OPS and is hitting .299 with 33 homers, 22 doubles, 23 stolen bases, 74 RBIs and 82 runs scored.
Pos .: 3B | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 3
The Dominican should be in the MVP conversation, but Ohtani and Guerrero have basically monopolized the issue for the first five months of the season. Devers is hitting .285 with 29 homers, 32 doubles, 89 RBIs, 76 runs and his .930 OPS is the fourth-best on the young circuit. “Carita” is hitting .320 in the last week and has eight home runs and 18 RBIs in one month.
Pos .: LF | Team: Washington Nationals | Previous Rank: 5
The Dominican outfielder Juan Soto enjoys another round performance, which is going unnoticed by the disaster of the Washington Nationals, who decided to leave some of their main stars during the deadline to make player exchanges. Soto leads MLB with an OBP of .437 and is the fifth best in the National League with an OPS of .945. He is hitting .302 with 19 homers, 14 doubles, 63 RBIs and 75 runs scored.
Pos .: 3B | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 6
The Cuban gunner is one of only nine American League players with an OPS above .900, after hitting .429 with 11 RBIs in his last seven games. On the season, Martinez is hitting .293 with 23 homers, 32 doubles, 79 RBIs, and 76 runs scored. The Red Sox designated hitter and occasional outfielder is among the best in nearly every offensive department on the young circuit, including hits, where he is 10th with 125.
REST OF THE RANKING
6- Teoscar Hernandez, Toronto Blue Jays (.313, 20 H4, 21 H2, 81 CE, 58 CA, .881 OPS)
7- Manny machado, San Diego Padres (.282, 21 H4, 23 H2, 79 CE, 73 CA, .853)
8- Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox (.309, 18 H4, 32 H2, 64 CE, 73 CA, .895 OPS)
9- Yordan alvarez, Houston Astros (.289, 22 H4, 23 H2, 77 CE, 68 CA, .881 OPS)
10- Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves (.283, 24 H4, 17 BR, 52 CE, 72 CA, .990 OPS)
eleven- Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (.253, 26 H4, 23 H2, 73 CE, 75 CA, .868 OPS)
12- Ozzie albies, Atlanta Braves (.263, 22 H4, 31 H2, 83 CE, 77 CA, 15 BR, .824 OPS)
13- Jose Altuve, Houston Astros (.274, 25 H4, 16 H2, 66 CE, 84 CA, .834 OPS)
14- Carlos Correa, Houston Astros (.270, 19 H4, 26 H2, 63 CE, 76 CA, .838)
fifteen- Willy adames, Milwaukee Brewers (.265, 21 H4, 28 H2, 63 CE, 65 CA, .832)
Note: Statistics until Monday’s game