Luis Matos, the Venezuelan who makes history with the bat for the San Francisco Giants – La Opinion

Luis Matos, the Venezuelan who makes history with the bat for the San Francisco Giants – La Opinion



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Luis Matos is beginning to take off with his bat in the Majors in the Giants uniform. The 22-year-old outfielder has five consecutive games with hits and contributions for San Francisco.

Matos made the team’s roster following the injury of Jung Hoo Lee, who will be out for the rest of the year. The Venezuelan is showing that he has the tools to stay.

This Saturday, Luis Matos hit his second home run of the campaigna three-run home run.

With this home run, the Venezuelan equaled his record in one year. In 2023, he hit two home runs in 76 games. This year he has two in seven games.

In his last five games, Matos has 10 hits, 16 RBIs, 2 runs scored and 5 extra-base hits.

Matos had a record 17 RBIs in his first six games of the season. It is the most for a Giants player to start a season.

Luis Matos and a rising star

Luis Matos has been a top 10 prospect for the San Francisco Giants for the past three years.

He excelled in his first two professional seasons, posting a 1.004 OPS in his debut in 2019. and earned Low-A West MVP honors in 2021.

That year he led all players at that level in hits (141), extra-base hits (51). , doubles (35), total bases (223) and runs batted in (86).

In 2022, the Venezuelan lowered the level due to discomfort. According to scouts, Matos looks like a potential .300 major league hitter, although he still needs to add some muscle to hit 15 to 20 home runs per season.

Last year he managed to debut and finished with a line of .250 average, 2 home runs, 14 RBIs, 13 doubles and 57 hits.

This year it looks like the Giants will give him a bigger opportunity with center field available.

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