The Dominican Freddy Peralta retains the first place, while the Nicaraguan Jonathan Loaisiga enters the class above for the first time, in the tenth chapter of “Al Rojas Vivo”, which for 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 up to 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 | Rank Anterior: 1
The Dominican right-hander remains at the top of the rankings, after posting a 1.96 ERA in his first three starts in June, heading for a possible All-Star game. Peralta (6-2, 2.28) leads the National League in average balls put in play (.199) and is second in batting average (.140) and strikeouts by 9IP (12.48), third in WHIP (0.87), eighth in ERA and 10th in strikeouts (104). The right-hander has worked 75.0 innings in 14 games (13 starts).
Pos .: Opener | Team: Dodgers| Rank Anterior: 2
A lousy outing against San Diego on Monday, when he allowed six earned runs and four walks in four innings, spoiled the averages for Mexican Julio Urías, who remained second in the rankings. Urías (9-3, 3.99) leads the National League in victories and eighth in innings (88.0). The Dodgers left-hander has 95 strikeouts, 17 walks and a 1.07 WHIP average.
Pos .: Opener | Equipo: Minnesota Twins | Rank Anterior: 4
The Puerto Rican has 10 consecutive starts without losing a game, improving his numbers and market value in the process for a possible trade to a contending club next month. Berríos (7-2, 3.56) is second in wins in the American League and has 87 strikeouts and 21 walks in 83.1 innings. The opposition is hitting .227 in 14 starts with the Minnesota Twins.
Pos .: Reliever | Team: New York Yankees | Rank Anterior: 11
Nicaraguan reliever Jonathan Loaisiga enters the Top of the Latin American pitching rankings for the first time in his career. With a middle reliever role that rarely achieves recognition, the Managua right-hander is weaving a tremendous year with the New York Yankees. Loaisiga (7-2, 1.63) has allowed one run in his last 16 appearances. He is third in wins in the American League and has 31 strikeouts, nine walks and a 0.96 WHIP in 38.2 innings in 30 pitches.
Pos .: Reliever | Equipo: St. Louis Cardinals | Rank Anterior: 11
St. Louis Cardinals closer Alex Reyes retains a position in the Top 5 of the season’s most outstanding Latino pitchers. Reyes (4-2, 0.82) is fifth in NL saves (17) and has struck out 46 batters in 33.0 innings in 31 appearances. The opposition is hitting .134 against the St. Louis Cardinals’ Quiqueyan flamethrower.
REST OF THE RANKING
6- Luis Garcia, Houston Astros (5-4, 2.82, 80 K, 22 BB, 70.1 IL)
7- Pablo López , Miami Marlins (3-4, 2.86, 85 K, 21 BB, 85.0 IL)
8- Sandy Alcántara , Miami Marlins, (4-6, 3.09, 87 K, 25 BB, 93.1 IL)
9- Framber Valdez, Houston Astros (4-0, 1.67, 29 K, 9 BB, 32.1 IL)
10- Yusmeiro Small, Oakland Athletics (7-0, 3.03, 21 K, 5 BB, 38.2 IL)
11- Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees (4-2, 1.98, 16 SV, 47 K, 14 BB, 27.1 IL)
12- Emmanuel Class , Cleveland Indians (3-2, 0.88, 11 SV, 33 K, 13 BB, 30.2 IL)
13- Edwin Diaz , New York Mets, (1-2, 2.89, 15 SV, 38 K, 8 BB, 28.0 IL)
14- Richard Rodriguez , Pittsburgh Pirates (3-1, 1.91, 8 SV, 24 K, 3 BB, 28.1 IL)
15- Yimi Garcia , Miami Marlins (3-5, 2.67, 11 SV, 25 K, 11 BB, 27.0 IL)
Note: Statistics until Monday’s game.