Although he missed several games due to an annoyance, the Venezuelan outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., of the Atlanta Braves, remained in the first place in the ranking of the best Latino hitters of “Al Rojas Vivo”, than by 16th. consecutive year publishes ESPN Digital weekly during the Major League Baseball regular season.
“Al Rojas Vivo”, which is published on Tuesday of each week, takes into account the statistics of the whole year up to the games on Monday. Players are not considered by their salary, level or fame, but by their performance throughout the current season.
Previous Ranking: Week 1 | Week 2
1: Ronald Acuña Jr
Pos .: Right Gardener | Team: Atlanta Braves| Rank Anterior: 1
Venezuelan Ronald Acuña missed several games after injuring his abdomen in a slide at first base on Sunday the 18th, but that did not affect his position in the ranking of Latino hitters. Acuña leads the National League in OPS (1,224), Slugging (.764) and runs (22), is second in home runs (7) and OBP (.460) and third in batting (.361) and hits (26). He has six doubles and one triple and has traded 12 walks.
2: J.D. Martínez
Pos.: Designated Hitter | Equipo: Boston Red Sox | Rank Anterior: 2
Designated hitter JD Martinez leads the American League with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 21 RBIs and fights every other department with Mike Trout and company. The Cuban-American slugger for the Red Sox is second in hits (30), Slugging (.753) and OPS (1,199), third in batting (.370) and fifth in OBP (.446).
3: Yermin Mercedes
Pos.: Designated Hitter | Equipo: White Sox| Previous Ranking: 4
Dominican rookie Yermín Mercedes is completing a dream first month in the Major Leagues. The White Sox designated hitter leads the American League in batting (.429) and is second in hits (30) and OBP (.474) and third in OPS (1,145). “Yerminator” has five doubles, four home runs, 15 RBIs and eight runs scored in 70 at-bats.
4: Vladimir Guerrero Jr
Pos.: First Base | Equipo: Toronto Blue Jays| Rank Anterior: 3
Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. remains one of the most productive sluggers on the young circuit, as he is concluding the first month of the season. Guerrero is third in OBP (472) and walks (16), and fourth in OPS (1,035). The Blue Jays 3B / 1B has four home runs, four doubles, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
5: Yuli Gurriel
Pos.: First Base | Team: Houston Astros | Rank Anterior: 14
The veteran Cuban slugger Yuli Gurriel appears in the Top 5 of the Latino hitters, after adding power (3 homers and 11 RBIs in the last seven games) to his great start with the bat. Gurriel is third in walks (16), fourth in OBP (.463), fifth in hits (28) and OPS (1,033) and sixth in hitting (.354). He has five doubles, four home runs and 16 RBIs.
REST OF THE RANKING
6- Yadier Molina , Cardinals (.323, 5 H4, 5 H2, 14 CE, 13 CA, .997 OPS)
7- Nelson Cruz, Twins (.318, 7 H4, 2 H2, 15 CE, 13 CA, 1.023 OPS)
8- Rafael Devers, Red Sox (.269, 6 H4, 4 H2, 18 CE, 14 CA, .907 OPS)
9- Xander Bogaerts , Red Sox (.366, 8 H2, 3 H4, 12 CE, 9 CA, .976 OPS)
10- Franmil Reyes, Indians (.284, 5 H4, 4 H2, 15 CE, 11 CA, .911 OPS)
11- Jesus Aguilar, Miami Marlins (.292, 3 H4, 4 H2, 17 CE, 10 CA, .849 OPS)
12- Yordan Álvarez, Astros (.308, 2 H4, 6 H2, 13 CE, 10 CA, .884 OPS)
13- Randy Arozarena , Tampa Bay Rays (.301, 3 H4, 3 H2, 10 CE, 12 CA, .801 OPS)
14-Raimel Tapia, Colorado Rockies (.302, 3 H4, 2 H2, 10 CE, 8 CA, .804 OPS)
Note: Statistics until Monday’s game