Cuban Pride: A Review of Major League Leadership in 2021

On the verge of the forced pause by the Stars game, the slugger Yordan alvarez leads the men of the Cuban Navy, although several of his compatriots also achieve Top Ten places in important offensive and pitching departments.

The Astros player from Las Tunas is seventh in average (.304) and OPS (.921), eighth in slugging (.548) and ninth in balls (7). In addition, he is third in BABIP (.371), one of the key statistics of sabermetry.

Simply put, the BABIP (batting average of balls in play) takes into account only connections that do not result in an error or a home run, also ruling out walks and strikeouts.

Another Cuban who wears the Houston flannel, Yulieski Gurriel, has managed to be included among the best in average (4th-.319), on-base percentage (6th-.385) and hits (9th-94).

The son of Lourdes is also the leader in fly sacrifices (10) and walk-through rate (1.16).

While, Adolis Garcia He remains a revelation for the Rangers and is fifth in home runs (21) and times at bat per home run (14.29), seventh in RBIs (59) and eighth in isolated power (.257).

Incidentally, this stat is calculated by subtracting the hitting percentage from the slugging in order to clear the singles from the calculation, leaving us with only a statistic isolated from the batter’s power (i.e., his ability to hit extra-base hits).

For their part, three elements of the White Sox remain in the privileged group of several sections. Namely, Jose Abreu he is third in sacrifice flys (7), fifth in trailers (63) and balls (9); Yoan moncada second in OBP (.395) and BABIP (.376), as well as seventh in free passports (49); Y Yasmani grandal has only one player ahead on walks (60).

The other Navy hitter in the Top Ten is Yandy Diaz (Rays), who is sixth in walks (50) and third in BB / K (1.02).

As for pitching, the closers Raisel Iglesias (Angels) and Aroldis chapman (Yankees) are third and fourth in saves, with 18 and 16, respectively.

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