One of the most special hitters in MLB is Luis Arraez.
He is having a historic season this year and has shown no signs of slowing down.
Arraez is batting .383 on the year, leading baseball in hits (126) and on-base percentage (.434).
Even though he does not hit the ball hard, there is no better bat-to-ball specialist in the sport.
In the All-Star Game, Arraez achieved something that only he could.
He went 2-2 and only saw two pitches.
According to Sarah Langs, Arraez is the only player with multiple hits in the All-Star Game on the only pitches he saw, since that has been tracked since 1988.
Luis Arraez is the only player with multiple hits in All-Star Game on the only pitches he saw, since pitch counts have been tracked (1988)
OF COURSE HE IS https://t.co/GtbtOmij68
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) July 12, 2023
Arraez is a significant reason for the Marlins’ success this year.
They are 53-39 at the break which is good enough for the second-best record in the National League.
He was traded to the Marlins in the offseason from the Minnesota Twins.
Yet no one could have expected this kind of production from the 26-year-old.
It will be fun to watch him chase a .400 average over the second half of the year.
No player has hit .400 in a season since Ted Williams in 1941.
Arraez does a great job of commanding the zone and always putting the ball in play.
He has walked 27 times this year while striking out only 19 times.
Despite not hitting for any power he is more than effective in his role as the Marlins leadoff hitter.
We have not seen a player with these contact skills since Tony Gywnn.
It is truly a pleasure to watch Arraez hit the baseball.NEXT: Luis Arraez Stayed True To Form In The All-Star Game