Luis Arraez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 175 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/9/1997 (26)
Luis Arraez Season Stats
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Luis Arraez News
Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez said the team has not reached out to him about an extension yet, but he would be open to talking if they do. The batting champ made $6.1 million in 2023, his second year of arbitration. That figure could double in 2024. Arraez is under control through the 2025 season, so talks may not be right around the corner. The 26-year-old broke into the majors at the age of 22, so he will be an unrestricted free agent at 28, which should set him up for a nice payday. As for fantasy, there aren't many, if any, players out there you'd rather have to help your average. Arraez, however, doesn't offer much else.
Miami Marlins All-Star second baseman Luis Arraez (ankle) is back in the team's starting lineup for Game 1 of the wild-card series on Tuesday against right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies, starting at second base and batting leadoff. Arraez miss all but one game in the final two weeks of the regular season due to a sprained ankle, but he's back in there now to kick off the postseason. However, it remains to be seen how effective the 26-year-old two-time batting champion will be for the Fish at less than 100 percent health. In nine career at-bats against Wheeler, Arraez has two hits (one double) and a strikeout. He has very little pop (10 homers on the year), but he's an excellent table-setter with a career-high 203 hits and a .393 on-base percentage in 147 games in 2023.
Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said it would take a lot for second baseman Luis Arraez (ankle) not to be in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the wild-card series on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Arraez, who led all of baseball this year with a .354 average (203-for-574), hasn't started a game since Sept. 23 when he sprained his left ankle, but he did come in as a pinch-hitter last Friday. The 26-year-old left-handed hitter should be back for the postseason, but how effective he'll be on a bum ankle remains to be seen. Arraez has led the league in batting the last two years and also has added a career-high 10 home runs, 30 doubles, three triples, 69 RBI, three stolen bases and 71 runs scored in 147 games in his first year in Miami.
Luis Arraez's 2022 campaign is most well-known for his AL batting title, but his .316/.375/.420 line with eight homers and four steals was nothing to sneeze at in fantasy. His plate discipline was superlative, with an 8.3 BB% exceeding his 7.1 K% and a microscopic 2.5 SwStr% unheard of in today's game. Arraez's BABIP drives his fantasy value as a result, and last year's .331 BABIP was right in line with his career mark of .336. His 25.8 LD% might seem inflated, but it was actually a career worst. Arraez rarely pops up as well (32.9 FB%, 3.6 IFFB%), so he should continue posting plus BABIPs and batting averages. Arraez's power metrics are terrible with a 3.6% rate of Brls/BBE and 90.8 mph average airborne exit velocity, so expecting more homers is unwise. Similarly, his 50% success rate on steal attempts means that you'll have to find your steals elsewhere. Arraez figures to score plenty of runs at the top of Minnesota's lineup though, and he should qualify at 1B, 2B, CI, and MI in most formats. Overall, Arraez is a great pick at ADP 198.43 for fantasy managers looking for average help from a versatile bench piece.