The Venezuelan Luis Arraez He entered the Top 5 of the Latin hitters ranking for the first time in his career, thanks to his spectacular assault on the batting leadership of both major leagues. The first places remained unchanged, with Jose Ramirez at the top, in the ninth installment of “Al Rojas Vivo”, published weekly by ESPN Digital for the 17th consecutive year during the regular season of the Major Leagues.
“Al Rojas Vivo”, which is published on Tuesday of each week, takes into account statistics for the entire year up to Monday’s games. Players are not considered by their salaries, level or fame, but by their performance throughout the current season.
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Pos.: 3B | Team: Cleveland Guardians | Previous Rank: 2
The Dominican enters June as the most complete Latino hitter of the 2022 season. Ramírez is batting .291 and is first in the American League in triples (4) and RBIs (53), second in OPS (1.025) and Slugging (. 632), third in home runs (14), fourth in walks (30), sixth in OBP (.393) and ninth in runs (33). He has 12 doubles and has only struck out 15 times in 182 at-bats.
Pos.: 1B | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 3
With a spectacular May (.381, eight home runs, 17 RBI) the Dominican third baseman rises to second place in the ranking for the first time this season. Devers is first in doubles (22), second in runs scored (42), fourth in batting (.339) and slugging (.600), fifth in OPS (.969) and seventh in home runs (12) in the American League. “Carita” has 31 RBIs and a solid .369 OBP percentage.
Pos.: 3B | Team: San Diego Padres| Previous Rank: 2
The Dominican has cooled down a bit with the bat, but he still remains among the top Latino gunners of the season. Machado is second in batting (.327), hits (66) and OBP (.402); fourth in OPS (.942), sixth in runs scored (38), seventh in doubles (14) and eleventh in RBIs (32) in the National League. He has nine home runs, seven stolen bases and a .540 slugging percentage.
Pos.: LF | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 4
The Cuban enters the first full week of June, leading Major League hitters in batting average, with a high .358. In the American League, the Boston Red Sox slugger is second in doubles (19) and OBP (.422), fourth in hits (63) and OPS (.973) and ninth in runs scored (33). He has five home runs, 23 RBI and 19 walks.
Pos.: OF | Team: Houston Astros | Previous Rank: 4
The Cuban was the American League Player of the Week, after batting .481 with four home runs, eight runs scored and eight RBIs. Álvarez is batting .288 and is second in home runs (16), third in OPS (.996) and Slugging (.610), sixth in runs (35), seventh in walks (27) and eighth in RBIs (31). He has five doubles, two triples and a .386 OBP percentage.
Pos.: INF | Team: Minnesota Twins | Previous Rank: 11
The Venezuelan receives the first promotion of his career to the Top 5 of the Latin hitters ranking due to his batting leadership (tied with JD Martínez, with .358) and OBP (.447) in the Major Leagues. Arraez has six extra-base hits, 29 runs scored, 16 RBIs and a good .854 OPS percentage. With 24 walks and 16 strikeouts, he is third in the American League with 1.5 walks for every strikeout.
REST OF THE RANKING
6- Xander BogaertsBoston Red Sox (.322, 6, 15 H2, 26 EC, 36 CA, .875 OPS)
7- Francis LindorNew York Mets (.258, 9 H4, 9 H2, 8 BR, 45 EC, 39 CA, .781 OPS)
8- Starling MarsNew York Mets (.278, 7 H4, 10 H2, 33 EC, 36 CA, 8 BR, .760 OPS)
9- Willson ContrerasChicago Cubs (.276, 9 H4, 10 H2, 22 ERA, 34 CA, .916 OPS)
10- Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Toronto Blue Jays (.254, 13 H4, 6 H2, 30 EC, 25 CA, .832 OPS)
eleven- Julio RodriguezSeattle Mariners (.277, 7 H4, 9 H2, 17 BR, 26 EC, 26 CA)
12- Jose AltuveHouston Astros (.280, 11 H4, 7 H2, 19 EC, 26 CA, .889 OPS)
13- Jeremy PenaHouston Astros (.273, 8 H4, 7 H2, 24 EC, 23 CA, .793 OPS)
14- Santiago SpinalToronto Blue Jays (.283, 5 H4, 15 H2, 27 ERA, 19 CA, .787 OPS)
fifteen- Gleyber TorresNew York Yankees (.247, 10 H4, 7 H2, 26 ERA, 19 CA, .762 OPS)
Note: Statistics updated until Monday’s games
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Al Rojas Vivo: The top remains unchanged, but there is a new batsman in the Top 5