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Randy Arozarena’s place in history

World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Six Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Now that the dust has settled and the MLB postseason is distant memory, let’s take a look back and see just how amazing Randy Arozarena’s performance in the playoffs truly was.

However, the only detraction to Randy Arozarena’s accomplishments are the number of games played in during the unique 2020 postseason, in which MLB added another round. The Rays played two games during the Wild Card round against Toronto, five against New York, seven against Houston, and then six against Los Angeles, giving the Rays a Major League record number of 20 games played in a single postseason.

Overall during his 20 games, Arozarena hit .377/.442/.831 with 10 homeruns over 86 plate appearances; three other Rays share the record with him for the most games played: Joey Wendle, Brandon Lowe, and Willy Adames.

So where does this performance place Arozarena in the game’s postseason history?

  • HR - 1st
  • Hits - 1st
  • AVG - 5th
  • OBP - 12th
  • SLG - 2nd
  • Runs - 2nd
  • Total Bases - 1st

Meanwhile Arozarena completely shattered the Rays franchise records for single-season marks but also he surpassed Evan Longoria for the most homeruns ever in the postseason as well as B.J. Upton for the most hits.