Will there be another player who challenges the .400 batting average since Tony Gwynn in 1994? The batting average of Luis Araez (26, Miami Marlins) is soaring.
Miami had a home game against the Oakland Athletics at Londippo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time).먹튀검증
On this day, Araez started as Miami’s first and second baseman and recorded 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 walk in 4 at-bats. Araez hit a timely hit that became the final score in the 8th inning when the match was 5-5.
Miami trailed 1-5 at the beginning of the game, but tied the score at 5-5 with 1-3 points in the 4th and 5th innings, and won 7-5 thanks to Araez’s timely hit.
With this, Araez recorded two consecutive multi-hits following the match against Auckland on the 4th. Araez had a whopping 5 hits on the 4th.
What’s surprising is Araez’s batting average. Araez has recorded a batting average of 0.392, a home run on-base percentage of 0.445 and an OPS of 0.930 in 55 games of the season until this day.
Although his home run power is greatly diminished, he is reminiscent of Gwynn in the past when it comes to contact. Gwynn challenged for a batting average of .400 in 1994 and recorded a final 0.394.
Before Gwynn, George Brett challenged for a .400 batting average in 1980 and ended the season with a final 0.390. 40% batting average is considered impossible.
The last 400 hitter in the majors was Ted Williams in 1941. At that time, Williams recorded 0.406, remaining the only .400 hitter for 81 years until last year.
Of course, it is premature to discuss Araez’s .400 batting average challenge as it is still in the middle of the season. However, the contact that Araez is showing is enough to remind us of Gwynn in the past.