Marlins Received .400 Hitting Luis Arraez In Exchange For 3-4 Pitcher Pablo Lopez, Oof!

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I guarantee you that you have no idea who baseball’s hottest hitter is right now.

No, it’s not Aaron Judge – who still remains on MLB’s Injured List. And although Shohei Ohtani is nothing short of a phenom, he isn’t anywhere close to this player, who is putting up Hall of Fame-like numbers.

Last night, Miami Marlins infielder Luis Arraez had his third five-for-five game in June alone – the fourth player to ever do so in a single month since 1900 – according to Elias Sports Bureau. He’s surrounded by names such as Ty Cobb and Tony Gwynn. Not bad for the 26-year-old from Venezuela.

And you just know the Minnesota Twins are kicking themselves for what may be one of the worst baseball trades in years after they received starting pitcher Pablo Lopez in return. Lopez got rocked again last night in the Twins loss to the Red Sox, giving up 4 runs in 5.2 innings to sit at 4-3 so far this season with a 4.40 ERA.


Luis Arraez’s impressive performance once again has him atop MLB’s batting average leaders, where he sits at .400. That’s .75 above Ronald Acuna.

In just 67 games this season, he has 102 hits.

“I want to say ‘thanks God,’ for the five-for-five tonight. And I want to say thanks to the fans who support us… let’s go fishing!” Arraez said after the game. “My heart was stopping for a little bit… thank you for supporting me,” he responded when asked about the Marlins fans chanting “MVP!” after his monumental night.

The last MLB player to hit .400 for the season was Ted Williams, who hit .406 in 1941 for the Boston Red Sox.

Meanwhile, the Marlins continue to be on a roll thanks to Arraez’s hot hitting. They are eleven games over .500 at 42-21 and are in second place in the National League East.

Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.


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  1. This is a pretty superficial take. Lopez was crushing it through the first month of the season and has given up 2 runs or less in 10 of 15 starts. Arraez is playing out of his mind right now, but if you’re the Twins (who have had awesome offense for years with zero starting pitching) you trade the guy who only hits singles for the guy who can help anchor your rotation. Even if the early results seem tilted it wasn’t a bad deal – for either team.

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