Colorado Rockies infielder Joshua Fuentes also has something to prove too
Joshua Fuentes hit .306 with a .759 OPS in 2020 while playing an excellent defensive third and first base for the Colorado Rockies but it was often mentioned how Fuentes was having *a lot* of good luck. His batting average on balls in play (BABIP) was chief among the numbers pointing to that as his BABIP was .406 (league average is around .300).
He even hit well to begin the 2021 season, as through May 23, he was hitting .269 with an OPS of .723 (.320 BABIP) but his good luck ran out shortly thereafter. From June 8 through July 28, Fuentes hit .169 with an OPS of .423.
That’s why the Rockies sent him back to Triple-A Albuquerque. However, down there, he still isn’t hitting well as the former Pacific Coast League MVP is hitting .179/.256/.231 in 39 plate appearances.
Whether it’s in Albuquerque and/or at the major league level, Fuentes has shown that he can compete against anybody defensively but he has a lot to prove with the bat.