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Luis Arráez left everyone in awe of how easily he struck in the major leagues. The Minnesota Twins utility positioned himself between two great Venezuelan players, Miguel Cabrera and José Altuve. He passed the two in a special section, in which the two have made history lately, the quick barrier of 300 hits. Moreover, he acknowledged his desire to wear the Navegantes del Magallanes uniform again.
Altuve took 1,040 laps to reach 300 visits, Miguel Cabrera achieved it in 1020. Luis Arráez needed only 958 times at the plate to reach that number in his career. This, for the Venezuelan, was a great honor. All of this was achieved with only four seasons under the marquee. Exclusively for Meridiano, he spoke about this important step in his career.
“I thank God for the opportunities that life has given me. Especially to be able to play baseball. To be there between the two horses, two of my favorite players like Miguel (Cabrera) and José (Altuve) apart from Endy Chávez. Being between them makes me proud,” he said of his achievement.
In addition, the creole of the Twins has highlighted two key people in order to achieve the performances he displays on the game’s diamonds. He stressed that discipline and teamwork were essential to achieve this. “Hard work, humility and carry on doing the routine I do with my hitting coach Fran Valdez. Nelson Cruz who introduced me and I’m still working with him,” the Twins slugger explained.
This work has received praise from locals and foreignersEven his manager Rocco Baldelli and Rod Carew praised his striking. Although he warns that he must continue to play with the wood. So far in the 2022 crop, at bat for the .349/.454/.422 line with a .876 OPS. with a home run and 11 RBIs.
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Luis Arraez currently leads baseball with a .463 average against fastballs.
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“We have to stay positive, fight when it comes to hitting. It’s an honor to be able to play alongside (Carlos) Correa, (Giovanny) Urshela, Gary (Sánchez), (Jorge) Polanco,” he added about the stars he shares the twin city with. “All these guys who are stars. This team is going to be something better than what we are right now,” The Yaracuya man expressed his optimism, that despite so many numbers in his squad, he is the ninth offensive candle.
He pointed out that he fulfilled a dream by playing in Venezuela with the Navegantes del Magallanes. He said his experience in local baseball gave him tools he was able to use. in the best way in the organized ball. “Playing in Venezuela has helped me a lot, the way to play aggressive baseball and never give up,” the utility said.
Finally, he assured in the interview for Meridiano, that he still hopes to return as soon as possible with the Turkish ship.. “I hope the dream of playing with Magallanes in Valencia will be given to me again. May I have the opportunity with God’s favor and lift the sanctions.”