Luis Sangel Arraez Reveron...Instagram: @arraezluis...signed as a minor league free agent out of San Felipe, Venezuela as a 16-year-old.
Was optioned from Twins spring training to Double-A Pensacola March 12...Hit .342 (50-for-146) with six doubles, 14 RBI, 18 runs scored and 18 walks in 38 games for the Bluen Wahoos and was promoted to Triple-A Rochester May 14...Played three games for the Red Wings and was recalled by Minnesota May 17...Made major league debut May 18 at Seattle, going 1-for-2 with a double, his first career hit (off Cory Gearrin)...A Hit first career home run on May 21 at Los Angeles-AL, a solo shot off Noé Ramirez...A Hit safely in 10-straight games from May 27-June 28 (Rochester stint in middle), hitting .471 (16-for-34) with a .550 OBP over that span...Recorded first career four-hit game June 23 at Kansas City...Reached safely in a season-high 13-straight games July 2-19, posting a .407 on-base percentage in that span...Hit .438 (14-for-32) in 10 June games, and .321 (27-for-84) in 22 July games...ranked fourth among MLB rookies in hits in July, and had a career-long 12-game hitting streak from July 2-19, in which he batted .347 (17-for-49) with five XBH and a .897 OPS...Reached 100 hits September 16 vs. Chicago-AL, his 83rd game of the season, the third fastest Twin to 100 hits, trailing Kirby Puckett (76 games in 1984) and Danny Santana (80 games in 2014)...Reached base safely in 15 straight games from September 1-17, slashing .441/.500/.576 (26-for-59) with eight doubles and a 1.076 OPS...Hit .340 (32-for-94) in 24 September games...Suffered sprained right ankle September 28 at Kansas City, colliding with Willians Astudillo on an infield pop-up...Arraez's 29 strikeouts were the fewest in baseball among players with at least 350 plate appearances...it was the least by a Twin with the same qualifier since Luis Castillo in 2007 (384, 28) who was traded to New York-NL where he struck out 17 more times in 231 more PA...it was also the fewest strikeouts by any player with 350+ PA since Nori Aoki with San Francisco in 2015 (25 SO in 392 PA)...Slashed .274/.398/.298 (.696 OPS) vs. left-handed pitchers and .355/.399/.488 (.887 OPS) vs. righties...His .334 AVG was fifth-highest by a 22-year-old in the past 100 years (min. 300 PA), behind Ted Williams (.406, 1941), Freddie Lindstrom (.358, 1928), Stan Musial (.357, 1943) and Joe DiMaggio (.346, 1937)...A Appeared in 49 games (42 starts) at second base, 17 games (15 starts) at third base, eight games (3 starts) at shortstop and 21 games (18 starts) in leftfield...also made four starts as designated hitter...A Arraez finished 2019 with 366 plate appearances...among all rookies with that qualifier in 2019, ranked first in batting average (.334) and fewest strikeouts (29); and second in on-base percentage (.399), OPS (.838), wOBA (.371), line drive percentage (30.1%) and batting WAR (1.2)...Among Twins rookies with at least 350 PA's, set the club record for batting average, fewest strikeouts and on-base percentage, while finishing fourth in BB/SO rate (1.24), seventh in OPS, T-ninth in batting WAR (Carew, 1967), T-10th 3-hit games (11) and 12th in slugging (.439)...Appeared in three games for the Twins in the ALDS vs. New York-AL, going 5-for-11 (.455) with four doubles...led club during series in hits, doubles, average, and OPS (1.273)...tied with St. Louis' Paul Goldschmidt for most doubles in the DS...four doubles tied Torii Hunter (2002) for most by a Twin in the ALDS and tied both Hunter and Tom Brunansky (1987) for most in any single Postseason series in club history...Named winner of Bill Boni Award for Twins Most Outstanding Rookie, an award voted on by the Twin Cities Chapter of the BBWAA...Finished sixth in AL Rookie of the Year Voting with five points, one first place vote, one second place vote, and two third place votes (Houston's Yordan Alvarez was unanimous winner).
Began season with Single-A Ft. Myers...Placed on 7-day disabled list April 5 with a right knee injury; reinstated April 19...Named Twins minor league Player of the Week June 23, hitting .519 (15-for-29) with two doubles, one home run, four RBI and seven runs scored in six games for the Miracle...Named MiLB.com Florida State League Player of the Month for June, hitting .449 (48-for-107) with nine doubles, three triples, one home run, 13 RBI, 19 runs scored and a .487 on-base percentage in 26 games for the Miracle...Promoted to Double-A Chattanooga July 4 where he finished the season...At both stops combined, played 67 games at second base, 16 at third base and 14 at shortstop...Combined to hit .310 (126-for-406) with 20 doubles, three triples, three home runs, 36 RBI, 52 runs scored and a .361 on-base percentage in 108 games between Ft. Myers and Chattanooga...hit .324 (92-for-284) vs. right-handed pitching and .279 (34-for-122) vs. left-handed pitching...Played for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .321 (43-for-134) with a .357 on-base percentage in 32 games.
Began season with Single-A Ft. Myers...placed on Injured List April 10 with a right knee sprain and missed remainder of season.
Spent entire season with Single-A Cedar Rapids and was the youngest player on the Kernels roster...named to the Midwest League Mid-and Postseason All-Star teams...batting average reached .300 on May 4 and never dipped below...named Twins minor league Player of the Week August 6 after going 10-for-22 (.455) with a double, four RBI and six runs in six games...had 16-game hitting streak August 12-27...named Twins minor league Player of the Month for August after hitting .425 (48-for-113) with seven doubles, 18 RBI and 13 runs scored...earned Midwest League batting title, hitting .347 (165-for-475)...finished second in MWL in hits and fourth with .386 OBP....went 7-for-9 with two triples and three RBI in two-game sweep of Clinton in the MWL quarterfinals...hit .550 (11-for-20) in five Postseason games...led the MWL with a .347 batting average in the regular season...led the Kernels in hits and doubles (31)...rated as the best hitter for average and best strike zone discipline in the Twins organization by Baseball America following the season.
Spent first season with the GCL Twins...led the GCL in games (57) and at-bats (207), and was second in doubles (15), third in hits (64),fourth in total bases (81) and sixth in batting average (.309)...his 23.30 PA/SO ratio was the best in the GCL and third highest in all of the minor league baseball...also led the GCL Twins in runs (23) and RBI (19)...played in 57 of the GCL Twins 59 games...named a GCL Postseason All-Star and Baseball America Rookie All-Star...named the second baseman on the Twins Organization All-Star team by MiLB.com...played for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Spent first professional season with the DSL Twins, hitting .348 (40-for-115) with a .433 OBP in 31 games.