Araujo, ‘batting .392’, ‘reminiscent of Gwynn 29 years ago’ challenges 4?
Will there ever be another player to hit .400 since Tony Gwynn in 1994? Luis Arajuez (26, Miami Marlins) is batting soaring.
Miami hosted the Oakland Athletics on April 5 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.
On the day, Araez started at first and second base for Miami, going 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI, and one walk. Araez hit the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning of a 5-5 tie.
Miami fell behind 1-5 early in the game, but rallied for three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game at 5-5, then won 7-5 on Araez’s RBI single.
It was the second straight multi-hit game for Arajuez, who also had a multi-hit game on April 4 against Oakland. Araujo had a five-hit game on April 4.
Araújo’s batting average was even more impressive. In 55 games on the season, Arajuez was batting .392 with one home run, a .445 slugging percentage, and a .930 OPS.
His home run power is down significantly, but his contact is reminiscent of Gwynn, who attempted to break the .400 mark in 1994 and ended up hitting .394.
Before Gwynn, George Brett attempted the feat in 1980 and ended the season with a .390 average. A .400 batting average is considered the realm of the impossible.
The last major league player to hit .400 was Ted Williams in 1941. At the time, Williams hit .406, and until last year, he remained the only player to hit .406 for 81 years.메이저놀이터
Of course, it’s still early in the season, so it’s premature to discuss Arajuez’s quest for a .406 batting average. But the contact he’s making is reminiscent of the Gwynn of old.