The dominican Freddy peralta retained the first place, while the Puerto Rican José Berríos and the Venezuelan Pablo López climbed the ladder in the eleventh chapter of “Al Rojas Vivo”, than by 16th. consecutive year publishes ESPN Digital weekly during the regular season of Major League Baseball in the United States.
“Al Rojas Vivo”, which is published on Tuesday of each week, takes into account the statistics of the whole year until the games on Monday. Players are not considered by their salary, level or fame, but by their performance throughout the current season.
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Pos .: Opener | Team: Brewers | Previous Rank: 1
The Dominican right-hander has a nine-start streak in which he does not allow more than two runs. In six of those starts he did not concede more than one touchdown to the rival team. Peralta (7-2, 2.17) leads the National League in lowest average balls put in play (.187) and is second in batting average (.320) and strikeouts by 9IP (12.62), he is tied with Jacob deGrom in strikeouts (122) and has the sixth best ERA on the old circuit. The right-hander has worked 87.0 innings.
Pos .: Opener | Team: Minnesota Twins | Previous Rank: 3
The Puerto Rican’s streak without losing extends to 11 starts and two months. Impressive. Berríos (7-2, 3.41) is seventh in wins and strikeouts by walks (4.17) and eighth in WHIP (1.08) and ninth in strikeouts by 9IP (9.64). The right-hander has 93 strikeouts and 23 walks in 89.1 innings and the opposition is hitting .224 in 15 starts. If the Minnesota Twins put the club into sale mode, the biggest requests they will receive will be for Berríos.
Pos .: Opener | Team: Dodgers| Previous Rank: 2
The Mexican lefty fanned 12 batters in 5.1 innings against the Chicago Cubs in his last appearance, after allowing six runs in four innings against the San Diego Padres. Urías (9-3, 3.95) is second in wins and ninth in innings (93.1) in the National League. The Dodgers left-hander has 107 strikeouts, 18 walks and a 1.07 WHIP average. His average of 5.94 strikeouts per walk is the fifth best on the circuit and he is one of few pitchers with more than 10K per 9IP.
Pos .: Opener | Team: Houston Astros | Previous Rank: 6
The Venezuelan rookie returns to the Top 5 of Latino pitchers, after just a week of absence. Garcia (6-4, 2.83) allowed three runs in 13.0 innings in his last two outings, against the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers, to continue to present a strong case for the midseason All-Star Game. The right-hander has worked six innings in five of his last six appearances and has 85 strikeouts and 24 walks in 76.1 innings.
Pos .: Opener | Team: Miami Marlins | Previous Rank: 7
The Venezuelan right-hander scored the win in his last appearance, pitching six two-run innings against hot Washington, something that has been difficult for him despite the fact that he has thrown well all year. In his last four starts, he has three wins and three quality starts and has struck out seven or more in four of five starts. Lopez (4-4, 2.87) has 94 strikeouts and 22 walks in 91.1 innings. The opposition is hitting .228.
REST OF THE RANKING
6- Jonathan Loaisiga, New York Yankees (7-3, 2.43, 40 K, 9 BB, 37.0 IL)
7- Alex Reyes , St. Louis Cardinals (4-2, 1.04, 18 SV, 47 K, 30 BB, 34.2 IL)
8- Sandy Alcantara , Miami Marlins, (4-7, 3.12, 93 K, 29 BB, 103.2 IL)
9- Framber Valdez, Houston Astros (4-1, 2.11, 35 K, 9 BB, 38.1 IL)
10- Aroldis chapman, New York Yankees (5-2, 2.54, 16 SV, 49 K, 16 BB, 28.1 IL)
eleven- Emmanuel Class , Cleveland Indians (3-2, 0.85, 11 SV, 35 K, 13 BB, 31.2 IL)
12- Edwin Diaz , New York Mets, (2-2, 2.93, 16 SV, 41 K, 10 BB, 30.2 IL)
13- Yusmeiro Petit, Oakland Athletics (7-1, 3.32, 21 K, 6 BB, 40.2 IL)
14- Richard Rodriguez , Pittsburgh Pirates (3-1, 1.78, 10 SV, 27 K, 3 BB, 30.1 IL)
fifteen- Yimi Garcia , Miami Marlins (3-6, 2.79, 12 SV, 29 K, 8 BB, 29.0 IL)
Note: Statistics until Monday’s game.