Luis Arraez

Luis Arraez

25-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Minnesota Twins
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Arraez has elite contact skills (88.8% contact rate, 2nd among hitters with 450 or more PA) and an ability to hit for average. He lacks power (0.82 ISO) and adds few steals, which limits his fantasy value. He also has a decent, but not elite glove, which has given him positional flexibility, but no set position. He entered last season as the primary utility player with the Twins intending to bat him leadoff and use him nearly every day. He got off to a slow start by hitting .277 with a .691 OPS before missing three weeks with a knee injury in June (his knees have been a frequent problem), but was back to form the rest of the season (.294 BA with .733 OPS). He improved slightly against lefties (.677 OPS vs. LH), but still has enough career platoon splits to lose playing time to southpaws. The Twins traded Josh Donaldson to the Yankees this spring, but Arraez is in line to serve as a utility infielder in 2022 after the team acquired Carlos Correa and Gio Urshela. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#346
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$Signed a one-year, $2.13 million contract with the Twins in May of 2022.
Out of Sunday's lineup
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September 25, 2022
Arraez is not in Sunday's lineup against the Angels.
ANALYSIS
Arraez is hitting .286 with 10 runs and three RBI in 22 September games. Jermaine Palacios will start at second base while Gary Sanchez gets the nod at designated hitter.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
82
16
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
2
5
1
6
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .668 262 28 2 20 0 .259 .336 .332
Since 2020vs Right .780 907 127 8 80 6 .316 .369 .410
2022vs Left .697 119 16 2 7 0 .269 .336 .361
2022vs Right .813 458 67 6 41 4 .325 .380 .433
2021vs Left .657 114 9 0 9 0 .253 .333 .323
2021vs Right .756 365 49 2 33 2 .307 .364 .392
2020vs Left .585 29 3 0 4 0 .240 .345 .240
2020vs Right .700 84 11 0 6 0 .304 .333 .367
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .812 562 77 9 61 2 .316 .372 .440
Since 2020Away .720 615 80 1 42 4 .298 .358 .363
2022Home .834 289 42 7 28 2 .325 .374 .460
2022Away .743 288 41 1 20 2 .301 .368 .375
2021Home .768 211 25 2 26 0 .296 .365 .403
2021Away .706 268 33 0 16 2 .293 .351 .355
2020Home .851 62 10 0 7 0 .339 .387 .464
2020Away .678 59 6 0 6 0 .304 .339 .339
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
1.12
 
BB Rate
8.1%
 
K Rate
7.3%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.105
 
AVG
.313
 
OBP
.371
 
SLG
.418
 
OPS
.789
 
wOBA
.349
 
Exit Velocity
88.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.2%
 
Barrels/PA
2.9%
 
Expected BA
.283
 
Expected SLG
.403
 
Sprint Speed
21.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.4%
 
Line Drive %
25.8%
 
Fly Ball %
32.8%
 
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27 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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.
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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Not in Wednesday's lineup
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September 21, 2022
Arraez isn't starting Wednesday against the Royals.
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On bench for nightcap
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September 17, 2022
Arraez isn't starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians.
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Back in action Friday
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September 16, 2022
Arraez (hamstring) is starting Friday against the Guardians.
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Not in Thursday's lineup
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Hamstring
September 15, 2022
Arraez (hamstring) isn't starting Thursday against the Royals.
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Encouraging MRI results
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Hamstring
September 14, 2022
Arraez (hamstring) underwent an MRI after being removed from Wednesday's win over the Royals, and manager Rocco Baldelli said there are no serious concerns, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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