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Friday, September 17, 2021

Best average in Majors ... but no batting title?

Marte indeed leads in batting average, entering Friday four points ahead of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Trea Turner, both at .317. But Marte is ineligible for a batting title because, despite being a qualified hitter overall—having amassed at least 3.1 plate appearances per team game—he won’t qualify in either league alone.

To win the AL batting title, a player must reach 502 plate appearances (that’s 3.1 times 162, for a normal-length season) while in an AL uniform. To win in the NL, a player must reach that mark in an NL uniform. And while we recognize which batter leads the Majors overall each year, there isn’t a specific MLB batting title. A batter must qualify in a specific league in order to win a batting title.

Marte, of course, was traded on July 28 from the Marlins to the A’s for Jesús Luzardo. At the point when he was traded, he’d hit .305 in 275 plate appearances as an NL player. He wasn’t in the batting title conversation, for two reasons: Nick Castellanos led the NL, at .329, and Marte wasn’t even a qualified NL player at that point, due to injury time missed.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 17, 2021 at 10:15 AM | 23 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Oakland Athletics finalizing trade for Miami Marlins’ Starling Marte

The Oakland Athletics are finalizing a deal to acquire center fielder Starling Marte from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left-hander Jesus Luzardo, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The Marlins will cover the remainder of Marte’s contract, sending more than $4 million to Oakland, sources said.

Marte, 32, is hitting .306 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs for the Marlins this season. He missed time earlier this season with a fractured rib.

Luzardo, 23, is 2-4 with a 6.87 ERA in 38 innings pitched. He has made 13 appearances, including six starts.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2021 at 01:51 PM | 0 comment(s)
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