Three Dominican third basemen enter week seven, dominating the top of the ranking of the best Latino hitters. rafael devers joins his compatriots and position colleagues Manny Machadoof the San Diego Padres, and Jose Ramirezof the Cleveland Indians, at the top of “Al Rojas Vivo,” published weekly by ESPN Digital for the 17th consecutive year during the Major League Baseball regular season.
“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.
Previous Ranking: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | week 6
Pos.: 3B | Team: San Diego Padres| Previous Rank: 1
The Dominican hit .387 in the last week to remain the most productive hitter the National League has ever had and the most outstanding Latino in the first two months of the season. Machado leads the old circuit in batting (.365), OBP (.440), OPS (1,044) and hits (58). But he’s also second in runs (34) and slugging percentages (.604), seventh in doubles (12) and eighth in RBIs (27). He has eight home runs.
Pos.: 3B | Team: Cleveland Guardians | Previous Rank: 2
While dealing with some discomfort, the Quisqueyano remains one of the main hitters in both major leagues. Ramírez is batting .286 and leads MLB with 41 RBIs. In the American League, “Mr. La Para” is third in Slugging (.601) and OPS (.984) and third in home runs (10). He has nine doubles, four steals and 23 runs scored.
Pos.: 1B | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 4
The Dominican third baseman hit .393 last week and is now hitting .426 with five home runs, 14 RBIs and 13 runs scored in his last 15 games. In the season, “Carita” is the leader in hits (57) and doubles (15); fourth in batting (.335), runs scored (28) and Slugging (.594), fifth in OPS (.959) and eighth in home runs (9). The left-handed slugger has a .365 OBP.
Pos.: OF | Team: Houston Astros | Previous Rank: 3
The Cuban continues to stack production, although his batting average fails to take flight. Álvarez is batting .250, but in the American League he is second in home runs (12), sixth in Slugging (.568) and OPS (.993) and eighth in runs scored (25). The Astros slugger has hit four doubles and has 25 RBIs, 22 walks and a good .355 OBP.
Pos.: LF | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 6
The Red Sox’s Cuban slugger is having another terrific campaign, which has gone a bit under the radar so far. Martínez is tied with his partner rafael devers in the doubles lead (15), he is second in batting average (.349), fourth in OPS (.971) and eighth in OBP (.391) in the American League. The designated hitter has five home runs, 20 runs scored and 20 RBIs.
REST OF THE RANKING
6- Jeremy PenaHouston Astros (.287, 7 H4, 5 H2, 22 EC, 20 CA, .847 OPS)
7- Xander BogaertsBoston Red Sox (.325, 4, 8 H2, 17 ERA, 24 CA, .842 OPS)
8- Manuel MargotTampa Bay Rays (.348, 3 H4, 3 H2, 21 EC, 10 CA, .912 OPS)
9- Jean SeguraPhiladelphia Phillies (.294, 6 H4, 17 EC, 19 CA, 6 BR, .798 OPS)
10- John SotoWashington Nationals (.245, 8 H4, 8 H2, 26 CA, 33 BB, .833 OPS)
eleven- Luis ArraezMinnesota Twins (.349, 1 H4, 5 H2, 11 EC, 17 CA, .876 OPS)
12- louis robertChicago White Sox (.285, 6 H4, 3 H2, 17 EC, 21 CA, .757 OPS)
13- Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Toronto Blue Jays (.257, 7 H4, 4 H2, 21 EC, 17 CA, .775)
14- Willson ContrerasChicago Cubs (.258, 5 H4, 7 H2, 14 EC, 24 CA, .840 OPS)
fifteen- Starling MarsNew York Mets (.266, 3 H4, 8 H2, 20 EC, 20 CA, .714 OPS)
16- Miguel CabreraDetroit Tigers (.280, 3 H4, 6 H2, 16 EC, 12 CA, .716 OPS)
Note: Statistics updated until Monday’s games
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Fight between Dominican third basemen for the top of Al Rojas Vivo