Nutrida representación, Análisis-Opinión | Nourished representation, Analysis-Opinion | ESP-ENG
Like all Latin Americans, we are always proud of our players who make life in the MLB, especially the case of those from Venezuela, my native country that along with those from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba to mention the countries with more representation, a rivalry is always created about who is better and how many players take them to the great mid-season classic or all-star game, where the best of the big top meet in these first 3 months, well either by popularity or due to their numbers on the field of play.
NUTRIDA REPRESENTACIÓN EN EL ALL STAR / NOURISHED REPRESENTATION IN THE ALL STAR
In this 2022 edition of the MLB All-Star game, when it is held at Dodgers Stadium, in the city of Los Angeles, the representation of Venezuela takes a total of 8 players to the field of play, meaning this is a very good number and maintaining more or less the level and quantity with respect to previous seasons, this leads us to reveal that the talent of the tricolor team is recognized by many and especially that of recent years, in the hands of Willian Contreras in the National League with the Atlanta Braves and Andrés Giménez in the American League with the Cleveland Guardians.
The most recognized and most constant players in recent years such as Ronald Acuña and Jose Altuves could not miss this event, as well as the special appointment due to recognition of his professional career of Miguel Cabrera, adorns this edition, this for what has been achieved recently reaching the famous figure of 3000 thousand undisputed, an amount that only a few have reached, and that a player of recent times like Miguel achieves it is already a true event.
Recently in the player's statements, he explained that this special call to the game of the stars, he has taken it as a gift, he will have referred to the fact that his performances are not what they were before, but if we go to his records, Miguel has good offensive numbers As far as hits are concerned, by totaling 78 undisputed not so far from his compatriot and American League bats leader Luis Arraez, who with a total of 100 hits leads the young circuit with an average of 348, this being the main factor that also be present in Los Angeles.
The little giant of the Houston Astros, Jose Altuve, is having another season like the ones we are used to seeing in him, perhaps not with an average of over 300 points, but in 69 games he accumulates a very good number of home runs, with a total of 17, a very high figure in his career at this point where at the time of the star match he would easily register 20 fly-fences, which would make us think that at the end of 2022, the one from Maracay Venezuela would be reaching the 40, a unique figure for him, representing a top in his career and that is why he is perhaps one of the most voted in this edition, also being the starting 2nd baseman.
When we talk about resurfacing from an MLB career, we have to talk about Venezuelan pitcher Martin Perez and outfielder Ronald Acuña, Perez comes from a long period where he was submerged in injuries and this limited him to more than a year out of the main major league fields, but for this 2022 he has returned with all the irons and has returned to being the same as before, his numbers corroborate this: a record of 7 and 2 to obtain an ERA of 2.72 with 86 strikeouts in 106 innings pitched, records that lead him to be chosen as part of the pitchers that will represent the American League that day.
The Atlanta Braves outfielder, Ronald Acuña, after missing more than half of the 2021 season due to an injury to one of his legs, in this 2022 he has been the same as always, clearing up all kinds of doubts that persecuted him When asking us if he would be the same as before, because since he started playing after a long recovery cycle, Acuña in a short time matched up and has been able to leave those numbers he had before getting injured, confirming in 53 appearances this season that He has recovered his physical condition, his 8 homers and 22 RBIs may not be the best in terms of statistics, but it will be a matter of time before the explosiveness of his game reaches its peak again and that has led him to be one of the most voted for this game.
MAS QUE MERECIDO / MORE THAN DESERVED
Like the players I mentioned earlier in the text, we must also give recognition to William Contreras and Andres Gimenez, this pair of excellent players have seen how hard they work with their respective teams, Atlanta in the case of William and Cleveland in the case de Andres has not gone under the table and they have been taken into account as the best of their respective leagues over many who sounded like favorites to be that day in the city of Los Angeles, and finally we cannot fail to mention to Wilson Contreras, brother of William, that this 2022 has been the season of his consolidation in the catcher position in the Chicago Cubs, which is why he has a guaranteed spot for the big event of the stars next July 19.
HASTA LA PRÓXIMA / UNTIL NEXT TIME