By Álex Fernández Fernández
When there is a lot of pitching in a baseball circuit, in which every day one or another monster steps on the mound, batting over .300 is a figure that very few can boast. Only about twenty players have been achieving it so far this season, according to MLB’s official website, and five of them are Cuban.
While some speak of a baseball crisis in the Island, the numbers of several Cubans in the Big Show leave a mark.
The five-man show is formed by:
Other Latinos in the top 20 are Rafael Devers and Manny Machado, while Venezuelan Luis Arráez of Minnesota leads all of baseball with an astronomical .343. Mexican Alejandro Kirk of the Blue Jays and Aruba native Xander Bogaerts complete the list among foreigners.
Paul Goldschmidth, Freddie Freeman, Andrew Benintendi, Josh Bell, Tim Anderson, Cuban-American J.D. Martínez, Jeff McNeill, Nico Hoener, Ty France and Trea Turner are the other ballplayers hitting above the .300 mark for the time being.