The San Diego Padres, who acquired slugging slugger Luis Arajuez (infielder), are looking to make a run at fall baseball with tactical baseball.

The Padres agreed to a four-for-one trade with the Miami Marlins on Thursday (Feb. 4), sending pitcher Woo-Seok Ko, infielder Nathan Matorella, and outfielders Dylan Head and Jacob Masi in exchange for Arajuez.

Araujo, who made his big league debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2019, has appeared in 569 career games and is batting .262/.688 (2124-for-688) with 24 home runs, 206 RBI, 309 runs scored and 11 stolen bases.

Considered one of the best contact hitters in the majors, 토토사이트 Araujo was named the NL batting champion in 2022 and last year, as well as a two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger.

This season, he is batting 29-for-41 with five home runs, 22 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

On April 4, U.S. sports media outlet Bleacher Report published an article titled “San Diego’s offense just got a whole lot more potent with the addition of Araujo.

“Araujo, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in January, hit .203 with 10 home runs and 69 RBIs last year, the best average in the National League. He also became the first Miami player to surpass 200 hits in a season since 2017,” the article said.

“San Diego has gotten off to a shaky start this season, but the Padres are hoping Arajuez can help them turn it around. The Padres have a solid offense, ranking sixth in the majors in team batting average (.250), but their pitching staff has struggled. San Diego’s 4.29 team ERA is the eighth-worst in the majors.”

“The Padres could return to the postseason with the addition of Arajuez, who will lead a potent batting lineup behind Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado.”

Araujo’s arrival also makes a trade of San Diego infielder Ha Sung Kim more likely.

“The Padres want to avoid going over the luxury tax threshold and also want to maintain financial flexibility in case they need to add more players before the trade deadline,” according to The Athletic.

“Kim has returned to shortstop this season and has stabilized after a shaky start. He’s still a plus value runner. His overall contributions and return to shortstop could put him on pace for a +4 WAR season this year. However, his .387 batting average with 1 HR and 8 RBI is near the bottom of the lineup in terms of production.”

“His 2-for-6 performance last year was a bit of a fluke. 파워볼사이트 There’s no questioning his intangibles in the clubhouse, such as his walks. But on a team with three shortstops, they should consider themselves lucky that rookie Jackson Merrill has adjusted so well to center field. Time will tell if they should have considered trading Ha-Sung Kim more seriously in the offseason.”

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