The Miami Marlins star second baseman, Luis Arraez, has been the talk of the town all season it seems. Arraez made headlines across the baseball world when he was in hot persuit of a .400 average well into the season. The All-Star was seen by many as a potential MVP candidate while he was hovering around .400 and it seems like now that conversation has lessened.
The Luis Arraez fan club can re-join now that Arraez has joined the Marlins record books. On Monday night against the Mets, Luis Arraez became only the 4th player in Marlins history to achieve 200 hits in a season, and only the 6th time total in Marlins history. Luis Arraez in his 144th game this season is now one of the elite hitters in Marlins history, joining Dee Strange-Gordon, Hanley Ramirez, and Juan Pierre. Fish fans know those names very well and now Arraez has joined that elite club.
Arraez is now sitting at .354 with a slash line of .354/.394/.471 and an .807 OPS. Arraez has been known as a singles guy for the vast majority of the season and his stats show it, but to date, he has 30 doubles, 3 triples, and 10 home runs, while driving in 69. Arraez has seen a power surge as of late to bring him up to double digit home runs.
Arraez has hit 5 of his 10 home runs in the month of September, including 3 against Atlanta and 4 since September 12th, which shows how much of a tear he has been on as of late. Just to emphasize how much of a tear he has been on since September 12th, Arraez is slashing .444/.444/.926 with a 1.370 OPS. If Arraez and Chisholm can keep up the big time production, good things will continue to happen for the Miami Marlins and their playoff hopes will remain alive.