The Miami Marlins have been one of many surprising teams in baseball this year.
With only a few weeks to play, they are in the thick of the NL Wild Card race.
The Marlins currently sit 0.5 games out of the third and final Wild Card spot.
One player who has helped carry them to that spot is Luis Arraez.
He is having the best season of his career and one of the top batting-average seasons in recent memory.
Arraez is batting .354 on the year, which is 18 points higher than the next best hitter.
Also, according to MLB, Arraez has reached 200 hits for the first time in his MLB career.
Play the hits!
Make that 200 hits for Luis Arraez this season! pic.twitter.com/YRX7X5B2gd
— MLB (@MLB) September 18, 2023
Arraez is one of the most unique hitters in baseball.
In a league that focuses so much on lifting the ball and hitting home runs, Arraez takes a different approach at the plate with his bat-to-ball skills.
He rarely ever strikes out, but also rarely walks.
Every time at the plate you can bet the ball will be put in play.
Last season, Arraez won the AL batting title with a .316 average.
He will win back-to-back batting titles in two different leagues once this year comes to an end.
Despite not being much of a home-run hitter, Arraez has set a career-high in that category with 10.
The 26-year-old continues to dominate with his bat.
Miami will continue to rely on Arraez at the top of their lineup.
He still has plenty of games left to add to his career-high in hits and help the Fish get into the postseason.NEXT: Marlins Make A Notable Late-Season Addition