Luis Arraez
Luis Arraez
24-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Minnesota Twins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Arraez showed his strong rookie season was no fluke as he hit .321 with a .765 OPS. He has outstanding contact skills (90.2% contact rate, 4th among hitters with 100 or more PA) and an elite ability to hit for average. He lacks power, however, as he failed to homer and had just an .080 ISO, and he adds few steals with his below-average speed (42 percentile sprint speed per Baseball Savant). Arraez also struggled with knee and ankle issues which limited him to 32 games. He did improve with the glove, which was a worry for his playing time, as he ranked 13th with 1 DRS at second base. He'll need to improve against lefties (.564 OPS) to stay in the lineup and avoid being platooned. He'll move into a utility role after the Twins signed Andrelton Simmons but is expected to get regular playing time. He could see significant growth with full health as he'll turn 24 just after Opening Day. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#465
ADP
$Signed a $40,000 contract with the Twins in November of 2013.
Activated from IL
2BMinnesota Twins
June 14, 2021
Arraez (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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As expected, Arraez has been officially activated ahead of Minnesota's upcoming series against the Mariners, though he won't be in the lineup for Monday's contest. He's slashing .277/.358/.333 with five extra-base hits, 20 runs and 14 RBI through 39 contests in 2021.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
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#4
#5
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#9
30
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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#2
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#6
#7
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4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+27%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .643 177 15 0 15 0 .248 .362 .282
Since 2019vs Right .813 478 75 5 38 2 .331 .381 .432
2021vs Left .564 45 1 0 3 0 .200 .289 .275
2021vs Right .734 131 21 1 12 0 .298 .374 .360
2020vs Left .585 29 3 0 4 0 .240 .345 .240
2020vs Right .700 84 11 0 6 0 .304 .333 .367
2019vs Left .696 103 11 0 8 0 .274 .398 .298
2019vs Right .887 263 43 4 20 2 .355 .399 .488
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .818 328 46 2 31 2 .329 .399 .419
Since 2019Away .754 335 46 3 25 0 .304 .361 .393
2021Home .718 81 10 1 8 0 .275 .370 .348
2021Away .666 95 12 0 7 0 .271 .337 .329
2020Home .851 62 10 0 7 0 .339 .387 .464
2020Away .678 59 6 0 6 0 .304 .339 .339
2019Home .849 185 26 1 16 2 .348 .416 .433
2019Away .826 181 28 3 12 0 .321 .381 .444
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Stat Review
How does Luis Arraez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.95
 
BB Rate
10.2%
 
K Rate
10.8%
 
BABIP
.301
 
ISO
.065
 
AVG
.273
 
OBP
.352
 
SLG
.338
 
OPS
.690
 
wOBA
.311
 
Exit Velocity
84.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.7%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2017
2016
Arraez turned what was initially expected to be a brief stay in the majors into a full-time role in the infield, unseating Jonathan Schoop for regular work at second base. His season began at Double-A before quickly getting bumped up to Triple-A. He was there for three days before getting the call for his big-league debut. Arraez has outstanding contact skills -- his 7.9 K% led MLB hitters with 300-plus PA and his 1.24 BB/K placed him second, in between Alex Bregman and Carlos Santana. He is a very difficult player to value for fantasy, as he has just 10 professional home runs in 459 games to go with a league-average sprint speed that only figures to tick down as he matures. Even so, his plate skills and ability to hit for average are already elite. Even though he is a poor defender (-8 DRS), Arraez should at least occupy the strong side of a platoon (.696 OPS vs. lefties) at second base to start the year.
Arraez hit .298 with a .710 OPS after missing all but three games in 2017 due to a torn ACL. Arraez is one of the best pure hitters in the Twins' system, but has not hit for much power or shown much speed on the bases. At 5-foot-10, 155 pounds, he doesn't project to grow into much more than 10-to-15 homer pop. His hit tool and defense will have to carry him if he is to make it as an everyday player.
Arraez, signed out of Venezuela at age 16, saw his stock continue to rise in the Twins organization after hitting .347 with an .830 OPS at Low-A Cedar Rapids. Arraez doesn't draw a ton of walks, but makes very good contact (89 percent) with a low strikeout rate (9.9 percent). He could be on the fast track to the majors with a strong season at High-A.
Arraez hit .306 in the rookie Gulf Coast League with a reasonable .320 BABIP last year, playing primarily at second base but also seeing time at third base, shortstop and left field. His approach also seems to be uniquely advanced for any player in the minor leagues, not to mention an 18-year-old. He had 20 walks and 10 strikeouts in 233 plate appearances. While he doesn't have any power at the moment (.082 ISO), his outstanding contact rate at a young age should put him on dynasty league radars. The Twins figure to keep Arraez on a slow, safe development path, but he will likely receive his first full-season assignment relatively early on in 2016.
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Return from IL imminent
2BMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
June 13, 2021
Manager Rocco Baldelli said that Arraez (shoulder) will be joining the Twins for the start of their upcoming road trip, which begins Monday in Seattle, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Rehab stint going well
2BMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
June 13, 2021
Arraez (shoulder) is 2-for-8 with a walk in two games for Triple-A St. Paul during his current rehab stint. " I throw a couple balls yesterday and my shoulder's good, so I'm ready to go right now," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
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Beginning rehab assignment Friday
2BMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
June 11, 2021
Arraez (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A St. Paul on Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Nearing rehab assignment
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Shoulder
June 10, 2021
Arraez (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Performing baseball activities
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Shoulder
June 9, 2021
Arraez (shoulder) was spotted working out on the field Wednesday for the second day in a row, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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