The Dominican third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, Rafael Devers, concludes the month of July challenging the absolute dominance that his compatriots have had Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Y Fernando Tatis Jr. in the Top 5 of the ranking of the best Latin hitters of “Al Rojas Vivo”, than by 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 the most outstanding hitter in American baseball in 2021. The Toronto Blue Jays 1B leads MLB in WAR (5.1) and in the American League he is first in OBP (.426), OPS (1,087) and scored (77); second in batting (.328), home runs (32) and RBIs (80); fourth in hits (114) and fifth in walks (57). The Japanese two-way, Shohei ohtani, is the great obstacle between Guerrero and the Most Valuable Player award of the young circuit.
Pos .: SS | Team: San Diego Padres| Previous Ranking: 2
The sensational shortstop is second in the ranking of Latino hitters, but the number one candidate in the National League for the Most Valuable Player award. The sensational shortstop for the San Diego Padres leads the old circuit in home runs (30), stolen bases (23), runs scored (76), Slugging (.645) and OPS (1.014) and is fourth in RBIs (67). Tatis is hitting .289 and his OBP is down .371.
Pos .: 3B | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 4
The Dominican has re-started the engines and is one of the great reasons why the Red Sox are contesting the best record in the American League. Devers leads MLB with 81 RBIs and on the young circuit he is second in extra-base hits (54), third with 27 homers and fourth in doubles (26), Slugging (.581) and OPS (.935). “Carita” has five home runs in the last seven games and leads his league with eight in July.
Pos .: SS | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 3
The Aruban is in a small slump, which caused him to slip a bit in the Top 5, although without leaving the privileged group of Latino hitters. Bogaerts has reached first base with a hit or walk in 38 of his last 42 games and leads shortstops on the young circuit with 3.8 WAR. “X” Bogaerts is first in doubles (29), fifth in batting (.309), sixth in hits (108) and ninth in OPS (.891). He has 15 home runs, 53 RBIs and 59 runs.
Pos .: LF | Team: Washington Nationals | Previous Rank: 5
The Dominican outfielder is hitting .361 (36-13) with six home runs, two doubles, 13 RBIs and 11 walks in 10 games since the All-Star Game. He has reached base on hit or walk in 10 straight games and in 36 of his last 38 games. Soto is hitting .292 with 17 homers and 55 RBIs. In the National League, he is the leader in OBP (.420) and walks (69), seventh in OPS (.920) and eighth in runs (67).
REST OF THE RANKING
6- Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves (.283, 24 H4, 17 BR, 52 CE, 72 CA, .990 OPS)
7- JD Martinez, Boston Red Sox (.299, 20 H4, 28 H2, 64 CE, 67 CA, .928 OPS)
8- Jose Altuve, Houston Astros (.271, 23 H4, 12 H2, 59 CE, 73 CA, .849 OPS)
9- Carlos Correa, Houston Astros (.270, 16 H4, 23 H2, 56 CE, 65 CA, .843)
10- Manny machado, San Diego Padres (.275, 17 H4, 20 H2, 68 CE, 60 CA, .852)
eleven- Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins (.289, 21 H4, 13 H2, 52 CE, 47 CA, .909 OPS)
12- Yuli gurriel, Houston Astros (.311, 10 H4, 22 H2, 59 CE, 49 CA, .844 OPS)
13- Yordan alvarez, Houston Astros (.283, 18 H4, 17 H2, 64 CE, 58 CA, .864 OPS)
14- Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (.252, 20 H4, 18 H2, 57 CE, 64 CA, .854 OPS)
fifteen- Teoscar Hernandez, Toronto Blue Jays (.265, 16 H4, 22 H2, 52 CE, 49 CA, .832 OPS)
Note: Statistics until Monday’s game