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Outstanding Latinos who play regular roles in MLB: Acuña, Cabrera, Castillo, Diaz and Ozuna win 2023 awards

Outstanding Latinos who play regular roles in MLB: Acuña, Cabrera, Castillo, Diaz and Ozuna win 2023 awards

Enrique RojasSenior digital writer at ESPNOctober 2, 2023, 1:46 p.mReading: 7 minutes.

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The Venezuelans Ronald Acuña and Miguel Cabrera, and the Dominicans Luis Castillo, Yaner Diaz and Marcel Ozuna, monopolize the main awards for the eighteenth season of “Al Rojas Vivo,” on ESPN Digital.

Venezuelans Ronald Acuña and Miguel Cabrera And the Dominicans Luis Castillo, Yanier Diaz And Marcel Ozuna He won major honors for the 2023 season “Rojas Vivo”l SBN Digitalwhich highlights Latin American players for their performance in the MLB regular season (MLB).

Acuña, from Atlanta Braveswas clearly the Offensive Player of the Year among all the Hispanic forwards who saw action in the six-month long MLB campaign, while Castillo, who Seattle Mariners, was Pitcher of the Year; Diaz, from Houston Astrosthe reigning Rookie of the Year, and Ozuna, Acuña’s teammate in Atlanta, the undisputed Comeback Player of the Year.

Cabrera, who played his final season with Detroit Tigersleaving a crystal clear record for the Hall of Fame, was awarded a special distinction as Retired of the Year.

Venezuelan for the second season in a row Luis Arraezthe follower Miami Marlinsthe National League champion, gets special mention, which the Dominican pitcher also received Felix Bautistathe follower Baltimore OriolesWho was the best reliever in both major leagues, although an elbow injury has sidelined him since August 25 and sent him to the operating room.

In addition to special honors, the final version of the eighteenth season of “Rojas Vivo” The All-Star team includes 28 players (nine starters, nine substitutes, five starting pitchers, and five relief pitchers) and a manager.

The 2023 All Stars Latino lineup consists of Venezuelans Acuña (RF), Arraez (2B), William Contreras (receiver); Dominican Kettle Marty (2b), Jose Ramirez (3b), Juan Soto (He wrapped), Julio Rodriguez (CF) and Ozona (DH); Puerto Ricans Francisco Lindor (SS) and Alex Cora (The manager) and the Cuban Yandy Diaz (1b).

Acuña, of the Atlanta Braves, was clearly the Offensive Player of the Year.Getty Images

Offensive Player of the Year (Ronald Acuña):

The Venezuelan outfielder is the first player in history to hit 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases in a single season, and is the favorite to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

Acuña led the old circuit in WAR (8.3), hits (217), runs scored (149), steals (73), OBP (.417), total bases (383) and OPS (1,012). He ranked second in batting (.337), fourth in home runs (41), sixth in hits (106) and 11th in doubles (35).

He set modern records for runs scored and steals for the Braves and is the first player since Joe DiMaggio in 1937 to have 200 hits, 100 RBIs, 145 runs scored and 40 home runs in a single season.

The right-hander finished with a 14-9 record, 3.34 ERA and 219 strikeouts in 197 innings of work.Getty Images

Pitcher of the Year (Luis Castillo):

The right-hander finished with a 14-9 record, 3.34 ERA and 219 strikeouts in 197.0 innings and 33 starts in his first full season with the Mariners.

In the American League, “stone” He was third in lowest batting average allowed (.228), fourth in runs scored, fifth in earned run average, sixth in WHIP (1.10), seventh in quality walks (18) and 10th in WAR (3.4). Castillo had 10 fights of seven or more rounds, a career high and sixth in the majors in 2023.

The catcher came almost out of nowhere to give the Astros an offensive boost when several of their horses were hurt.AP

Rookie of the Year (Yanner Diaz):

The young Dominican catcher came practically out of nowhere to give the Astros an offensive boost when injuries had decimated so many of their horses. He hit .282 with 23 home runs and an .846 OPS in 355 at-bats.

Diaz had the second-most home runs of any rookie in franchise history, and despite having a few hits, among all American League rookies, he ranked second in batting and OPS, third in home runs, and sixth in extra base hits (45) and fifth in hits.

Marcell Ozuna has risen from the ashes like Phoenix to have a great performance in 2023.Getty Images

return year(Marcel Ozuna):

After hitting .226 with 23 home runs and a .687 OPS and having several personal rings that disqualified him as an everyday player, Dominican Marcell Ozuna rose from the ashes as Phoenix to put together a masterful performance in 2023.

Ozuna hit .274 with 40 home runs, 29 doubles, 100 RBIs and a .906 OPS in 144 games. He hit a career-high in home runs, drove in 100 runs for the second time and posted the second-best OPS and OPS+ percentages (138) for the team’s best in both leagues during the season.

The great Cabrera is one of the most productive players in history and a future Hall of Famer.Getty Images

General decline (Miguel Cabrera):

2023 was the farewell season for great Venezuelan slugger Miguel Cabrera, one of the most productive players in history and a future member of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame.

A 12-time All-Star with seven Silver Stars, four batting titles, two Most Valuable Player Awards, and a Triple Batting Crown (2012), Cabrera retired with 3,174 hits (3,173), 627 doubles, 511 home runs, 1,151 runs scored, 1,881 RBIs and 5368 total base.

Special mentions (Arrays And Baptist): Arráez, who batted .354 with 203 hits and an .861 OPS, became the first player ever to win a batting title in consecutive years in different leagues. Even more impressive: He was the 2022 American League champion as a first baseman. Minnesota Twins and the National League in 2023 as the second baseman for the Miami Marlins.

Bautista was the best in both leagues, despite not pitching last month due to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. The Orioles right-hander was 8-2, with a 1.48 ERA, 33 saves and 110 strikeouts in 61.0 innings pitched.

2023 Latino All-Stars

Club player points.

C-Williams Contreras, Brewers

1B- Yandy Diaz, Rays

2B- Luis Arraez, Marlins

SS- Francisco Lindor, Mets

3b- Jose Ramirez, Guardians

OF- Ronald Acuña, Braves

OF- Julio Rodriguez, Mariners

Off-Juan Soto, Citizens

BD-Marcell Ozuna, Braves

Alternatives: Yanier Diaz / Astros (C), Vladimir Guerrero Jr/Blue Jays (1B), Ketel Marte/Diamondbacks (2b), Xander Bogaerts/Fathers (hh), Rafael Devers/Red socks (3b), Randy Arozarena/rays (to), Louis Robert/White socks (from and Adulis Garcia/ Rangers (OF), and Yordan Alvarez/ Astros (DH).

Open jugs: Luis Castillo / Mariners, Framber Valdez/Astros, Jesus Luzardo/ marlins, Pablo Lopez/twins and Eduardo Rodriguez/Tigers.

Relief pitchers: Felix Bautista/Orioles, Alexis Diaz/Reds, Emmanuel Klass/Guardians, Camilo Duval/Giants, Yenier Kano/ Orioles and Brian Abreu/Astros.

boss: Alex Cora, Red Sox.

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