The Minnesota Twins’ rookie phenom made a major impact in his first big league season, but what can we expect moving forward?
The Minnesota Twins had plenty of new faces step up throughout the 2019 season, but few made the impact that Luis Arraez did. Although not a top prospect coming into the season, the 22-year old had an impressive minor league resume, hitting over .300 in every level of the Twins organization before making his arrival to the major leagues in May.
Although he was just supposed to be a temporary fill-in while Nelson Cruz recovered from his first stint on the injured list due to a wrist injury, it didn’t take long for Arraez to become a key cog in the Twins lineup.
With a .338 average in 92 games, Arraez was the spark plug that the Bomba Squad needed to turn some of those solo home runs into game-changing bombs that broke the game open. The rookie was so good that he established a dark horse campaign for the American League Rookie of the Year award, but even after finishing sixth in the voting behind winner Yordan Alvarez, his future remains one of the brightest on the team.
So after a big rookie season, what’s next for Arraez heading into 2020 and what can he do to to make his current impact a lasting one?