Luis Arraez
Luis Arraez
23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Minnesota Twins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Twins in November of 2013 that includes a $40,000 signing bonus.
Returns to lineup
2BMinnesota Twins
August 8, 2020
Arraez (knee) is starting Saturday against the Royals.
ANALYSIS
Arraez was sidelined over the past two games while dealing with minor knee soreness. However, manager Rocco Baldelli wasn't concerned about the issue, and the 23-year-old will return to action Saturday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
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5
5
1
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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#3
#4
#5
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1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+27%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .695 123 14 0 12 0 .277 .398 .297
Since 2018vs Right .836 306 47 4 21 2 .336 .382 .454
2020vs Left .694 20 3 0 4 0 .294 .400 .294
2020vs Right .516 43 4 0 1 0 .211 .279 .237
2019vs Left .696 103 11 0 8 0 .274 .398 .298
2019vs Right .887 263 43 4 20 2 .355 .399 .488
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+101%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .786 214 29 1 17 2 .319 .393 .394
Since 2018Away .811 215 32 3 16 0 .321 .381 .430
2020Home .366 29 3 0 1 0 .125 .241 .125
2020Away .737 34 4 0 4 0 .323 .382 .355
2019Home .849 185 26 1 16 2 .348 .416 .433
2019Away .826 181 28 3 12 0 .321 .381 .444
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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
0.78
 
BB Rate
11.1%
 
K Rate
14.3%
 
BABIP
.277
 
ISO
.018
 
AVG
.236
 
OBP
.317
 
SLG
.255
 
OPS
.572
 
wOBA
.266
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.7%
 
Barrels/PA
1.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
2016
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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Battling minor knee soreness
2BMinnesota Twins
Knee
August 7, 2020
Arraez is battling minor knee soreness but could return to the lineup in the coming days, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Sits again Friday
2BMinnesota Twins
August 7, 2020
Arraez remains out of the lineup Friday against the Royals.
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Lineup removal not injury-related
2BMinnesota Twins
August 6, 2020
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli clarified that Arraez was pulled from Thursday's lineup in what was intended to be a pre-planned maintenance day, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Pulled from starting nine
2BMinnesota Twins
Undisclosed
August 6, 2020
Arraez was scratched from the lineup ahead of Thursday's game against the Pirates for unspecified reasons.
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On bench Saturday
2BMinnesota Twins
July 25, 2020
Arraez isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.
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