This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.The Week That Was
When looking at the National League RBI leaders, it's no surprise to see Nolan Arenado in a tie for the lead with 63 RBIs, but it's a surprise to see him tied with the Reds' third baseman, Eugenio Suarez. It's even more surprising considering that Suarez spent time on the DL and has played less games than anyone else in the top 25 in RBIs in the NL. Suarez has really had an exceptional first half, as in addition to the RBIs, he is hitting .308 while smoking 17 home runs.
Suarez has managed to cut his strikeout rate significantly to a career-low 18.6 percent even while hitting the ball way harder than at any point in his career. His career high hard hit rate prior to 2018 was a 34.9 percent mark in 2016, but through 70 games, he sits at an absurd 51.9 percent hard hit rate, which is second in all of baseball, just behind A's first baseman Matt Olson. He enters the summer months hitting fourth or fifth every day for the Reds in a so
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