MLB is experiencing one of the best moments in its history in terms of the quantity and quality of young Dominican talent, which in several cases has formed dynamic duos, but which one is the most important today?
Dominican Republic He has had several highly productive pairs during his MLB history. The most remembered will always be the one she had Boston Red Sox between 2003 and 2008, David ortiz and Manny Ramirez, both members of the 500 home run club and vital players in two World Series (2004 and 2007).
Since then, albeit sporadically, Dominican duos have met and made a positive impact on their squads. Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista lasted several years with Toronto blue jays, before them, Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano they helped catapult New York Yankees to a championship in 2009. Other successful Dominican couples were Sammy Sosa and Moses Alou (2002-2004) in Chicago Cubs and Adrian Beltré next to Nelson Cruz at Texas Rangers in the 2011 and 2013 seasons.
Currently, there are several Dominican pairs that are causing big waves, so the question arises, which is the best duo in the Caribbean country in MLB currently.
Starting with one of the most popular, the one composed of Manny machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. They are both players who have propelled the San Diego Padres to the postseason and in 2021 they have them fighting for a spot of Wild card on the National League
Since they met in 2019, “The child” and “The ministerThey have 141 homers, 383 RBIs and 391 runs scored. As for their statistics as a pair, they hit .287, with an on-base percentage (OBP) of .361 and a slugging percentage (SGL) of .556.
Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado at the top of the #Parents order for years to come.
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– San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 9, 2020
Another interesting duo is that of Franmil Reyes and Jose Ramirez on Cleveland Indians. “The To” and “The Mole”. Since the arrival of Kings since the Parents In 2019, the two Dominicans combined for an .837 OPS, 105 home runs and 325 laps RBI.
On your side, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez, they are another duo that is attracting a lot of attention and they have the opportunity to achieve something similar to what their compatriots Baptist and Incarnation they did with the Blue jays. At the moment, between both players they accumulate a batting average of .281, along with an OPS of .862. They have combined to hit 122 home runs and drive in 372 runs.
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– Rolando E. Fermín (@RollingJr) August 29, 2020
Other Dominican duos that attracted attention, although they were together for a short time were that of Starling mars and Ketel Mars during 2020 in Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as that of Gary Sanchez and Miguel Andújar with the Yankees (Andújar relegated to a minor role right now with the team). In the same way, it is worth highlighting the one made up of Juan Soto with Starlin castro on Washington Nationals.
At this moment, if production is concerned, Machado and Tatis Jr. have been the most dominant Dominican duo in recent years, but the projection places Teoscar Hernandez already Vladimir Guerrero Jr. near the San Diego players.