The Miami Marlins have a superstar second baseman in Luis Arraez. The slugger deserves an extension as he's pursuing hitting .400 for the season. Is it a surprise that he had a big day at the All-Star Game? Arraez impressed his National League teammates and he's impressing every one of us this season. Let's look at what he did this time...
The Miami Marlins have a real superstar in Luis Arraez.
The All-Star Game is meant to show off superstars and it did just that for Luis Arraez. The Miami Marlins second baseman had an amazing first half of the season batting .383/.434/.471 in 86 games and 329 AB. Arraez should definitely be in the mix for the NL MVP award this season. He showed just how great he is during the All-Star Game.
So what exactly did Luis Arraez do during the 2023 All-Star Game? Well, he went 2 for 2 with an RBI. Are you even surprised? He's a difference-maker with the highest batting average and OBP in the Major Leagues. He was so impressive to his teammates that Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman had this to say:
“I think we’re all cheering him on. It’s incredible to watch. Just today in the game, he hit an 0-0 splitter for a hit and then on a 99 mph fastball for a hit. What shadows? Nothing fazes him. It’s incredible. And when he was in there, he kept telling us he likes watching us hit, and we’re like wait a second, we like watching you hit. We hope he gets to .400.”
That's been the consensus with is teammates. They're in awe of the best pure hitter in the Major Leagues. Time will tell if Arraez will actually hit .400 for the season, I definitely hope that he does so of course, but it's hard. Even if he ends up just coming close, that's still incredibly impressive.
Luis Arraez played a key part in the National League's big win over the American League in the 2023 MLB All-Star Game. He impressed his teammates and continued to show his elite hitting ability. Will he bat .400? We wouldn't be surprised.