Luis Arajuez (Miami Marlins) started at first base and went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of Major League Baseball’s 2023 World Series at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, on Aug. 8.
Araez has a five-game hitting streak. He has multi-hit games in all five contests, continuing his hot hitting. For the season, he has 87 hits, one home run, 30 RBI, 26 runs scored, 26 doubles, 11 triples, a .403 batting average and a .947 OPS.
Arajuez is firmly in the lead in batting average. The National League’s second-best hitter, Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves), is batting .331. His batting average is more than seven points higher than Araujo’s.
Araújo’s incredible hitting has even brought out Hall of Famer Ted Williams. “The Miami second baseman is chasing history,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, wrote on Aug. 8, “Araujo is batting over .400. The last player to hit .400 was Williams. He hit .406 in 1941.”
Even if Arajes doesn’t hit .406, he’ll make history if he wins the batting title. “Araujo could become the first player since 1900 to win back-to-back batting titles in the American League and National League 먹튀검증,” according to MLB.com.
Araujo won the American League batting title last season with the Minnesota Twins, hitting .316 with eight home runs, 49 RBIs, 88 runs scored and a .795 OPS in 173 at-bats. He arrived in a Miami uniform via trade ahead of this season and is on pace to make history.
Araújo’s hot streak has also earned him the top spot in MLB.com’s power rankings for hitters. “He rarely swings and misses and strikes out,” said MLB.com, “and he spreads the ball around the field, with at least 25 hits to every part of the field when divided into three sections.”