The Miami Marlins made an enormous transfer over the winter once they traded right-hander Pablo Lopez to the Minnesota Twins.
What they obtained in return was one thing particular.
Reigning American League batting champion Luis Arraez went again to Miami from Minnesota within the deal.
To date, Arraez has been every part the Marlins may have hoped for, as he leads all of baseball with a .403 batting common.
After one other spectacular evening on Wednesday, Arraez joined some elite firm.
Via the primary 447 video games of his profession, he has posted some spectacular numbers which are similar to that of an MLB legend within the late Tony Gwynn, per Jeremy Frank.
Via 447 profession video games
551 H, 105 XBH
238 R, 168 RBI
139 BB, 93 Okay
MLB avgs of .264 BA/13% Okay
531 H, 116 XBH
242 R, 162 RBI
156 BB, 142 Okay
MLB avgs of .247 BA/23% Okay
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) June 8, 2023
Arraez has posted a slash line of .326/.384/.421 by his first 447 video games.
He has picked up a complete of 531 hits whereas additionally amassing a complete of 116 extra-base hits.
Arraez has scored 242 runs and pushed in 162 whereas strolling 156 occasions and putting out simply 142 occasions.
Gwynn had a slash line of .324/.375/.411 whereas choosing up 551 hits, 105 of which have been extra-base hits.
The San Diego Padres legendary slugger additionally had 168 RBI and 238 runs scored.
Gwynn had walked 139 occasions and had recorded simply 93 strikeouts.
For sure, Arraez has discovered himself in some elite and legendary firm.
The deal seems to have labored out fairly effectively for the Marlins to this point, as Arraez is rapidly rising by the ranks amongst a number of the biggest hitters of all time and a number of the greatest within the enterprise right now.
The MLB averages on the time of Gwynn’s achievement have been a .264 common and a 13 % strikeout price.
This yr, the averages are a median of .247 with a 23 % strikeout price.
Luis Arraez Is Ranked Amongst Legends On An Elite Record