Top 10 American League Batting Averages In 2022

By Biraj Khanal / 12 April 2023 04:55 AM

Mitch Garver is the first Rangers player after Arencibia in 2014 to score more than two home runs and 6 RBIs.
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Top 10 American League Batting Averages leaders in 2022 include Luis Arraez, Aaron Judge, and Xander Bogaerts. Luis made .316 in the 2022 season.

The batting average is the number of hits the player makes with the bat. A good batting average shows the player's consistency in every game he played during the season and can lead the team to victory.

The first baseman Ty Cobb records the highest batting average in history with .366 over 24 seasons he played. He won 11 batting titles for his consistent leading performances throughout his career.

During the 2022 season, Luis and Aaron had an outstanding season as they both maintained their consistent average. 

Here are the top 10 batting averages in the American League:

10. Andrés Giménez (Cleveland Guardians)

Andrés Giménéz is a shortstop and a second baseman player for the Cleveland Guardians. He is of Venezuelan nationality.

Giminez debuted with New York Mets in 2015 but was later traded to the Guardians on January 7, 2021. He has been playing for two seasons now.

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The 2022 season was a breakthrough for the Venezuelan shortstop, batting at a .297 average with 17 home runs and 69 RBIs. He developed as a clutch hitter striking 181% better than the other average hitters.

Andres has been part of the All-Stars game as a second baseman and has won the Golden Glove Award during the same season. Recently, Giminez signed a contract extension with the Guardians.

9. Steven Kwan ( Cleveland Guardians)

Steven Kwan is an outfielder for the Cleveland Guardians. He made his MLB debut in 2022. 

Kwan is an American professional baseball player raised in San Francisco.

The Guardians drafted him in the 2018 MLB draft, played for the minor leagues for four years, and later became a right fielder of Cleveland's opening-day lineup in 2022. 

During the 2022 season, he maintained his batting average of.298 with six home runs, 19 stolen bases, and 60 strikeouts over 147 games. He was also awarded Rookie of the Month for April and September.

8. Jose Altuve (Houston Astros)

Jose Altuve is a Venezuelan international player currently playing for the Houston Astros. He was signed as a free agent by the Astros.

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Altuve has been selected for the MLB All-Star team eight times in his career, holding the record for the most selections as an Astros player.

Jose appeared in his 1500th career game on July 3, 2022. He touched the batting average of .300 mark for the first time since 2018. 

The Astros second baseman has won his sixth Slugger Award and first since 2018. Further, he was in the Astros winning squad during the World Series, where he won his second World Series title. 

7. Nathaniel Lowe ( Texas Rangers)

Nathaniel Lowe is a first baseman for the Texas Rangers. Tampa Bay drafted him in the 2016 MLB draft.

Lowe was traded to the Rangers in 2020 and has been playing till now. In his previous season, he hit an average of .264 with 18 home runs. 

During his 2022 season, Nathaniel became the first to strike out in two immaculate innings in a single game. He finished his 2022 season with a .302 batting average with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs. 

The MLB first baseman also won the American League Silver Slugger Award for a first baseman. Recently he signed a one-year contract with the Rangers keeping him till the 2023 season.

6. Andrew Benintendi ( New York Yankees/ Kansas City Royals)

Andrew Benintendi has a batting average of .304 in the 2022 season. Benintendi plays as an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox.

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Andrew made his first MLB debut in 2016 with the Red Sox. He played for the two clubs in the 2022 season following the transfer from the Royals to the Yankees. 

Benintendi was selected as the single Royal's representative for the 2022 MLB All-Star roaster. He struck 17 home runs and 73 RBIs in 134 games played.

On January 03, 2023, he signed a five-year contract with the Chicago White Sox worth $75 million.

5. Jose Abreu ( Chicago White Sox )

Jose Abreu maintained his batting average of .304 in his 2022 season. He is a Cuban-born first baseman for the Astros.

Jose has his 2022 season better than his previous season as he batted .304/.378/.446 with 4.2 WAR and 15 home runs in 157 games played.

He has won the Silver Slugger Award three times and the American League's Most Valuable Player Award in 2020.

Later Abreu signed a three-year contract worth $58.5 million with the Astros on November 28, 2022.

4. Yordan Alvarez ( Houston Astros)

Yordan Alvarez had a .306 batting average in the 2022 season. Yordan is a Cuban-born professional left fielder.

He debuted in 2019 for the Astros when he was awarded American League Rookie of the Year with a .655 slugging percentage.

Alvarez's 11th home run against Washington created a new career best in fewer games to reach the total, beating 11 home runs in 30 games.

In 2022, he was selected for the All-Star team and won the second World Series title with the Astros. 

Throughout the season, he batted .306/.406/.613 with his career-high home runs (37), producing a 187 adjusted OPS+, the second-highest in club history.

3. Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox)

Xander Bogaerts is the third player in terms of batting average during the 2022 season in American League. He has a batting average of .307.

He played for the Red Sox before joining San Diego Padres on December 9, 2022. 

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In 2022, Bogaerts played as a primary shortstop for the Red Sox. He was selected for the 2022 All-Star Game roster as a reserve player. 

His season concludes with a .307 batting average with 15 home runs and 73 RBIs in 150 games.

2. Aaron Judge (New York Yankees)

Aaron Judge has the second-highest batting average of .311 in the 2022 season. He is an outfielder for the Yankees. 

Judge was selected as the American League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and was second for the Most Valuable Player Award the same year. 

In the 2022 season, he led the chart for most home runs scored in a season with 62 and also won the Most Valuable Player Award. He came second in terms of batting average behind Luis Arraez.

1. Luis Arraez (Miami Marlins)

Luis Arraez has the highest batting average of .316 in the American League during the 2022 season. He plays as an infielder for the Miami Marlins. 

During his 2022 season, he played for the Minnesota Twins, being selected in an All-Star team.

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He won the American League batting title with his highest batting average in the league and the Silver Slugger Award.

He batted .316 with 50 walks and 43 strikeouts in the 547 bats he played. He has the highest conversion ratio of 94.1 % with the pitches thrown at him.

Later he got traded to Miami Marlins for the 2023 season with an annual salary of $6.1 million.

Who has the highest batting average in the MLB 2022?

Jeff McNeil had the highest batting average in the MLB in 2022. He has a batting average of .326.

McNeil is an American utility player for the New York Mets in MLB. He won the MLB batting title batting at a .3265 average throughout the season.

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Before the 2021 season, Jeff was ranked the second-best second baseman in MLB with seven home runs and 35 RBIs.

He has his second All-Star selection in the 2022 season, becoming the first Mets player to start an All-Star game. McNeil won the National League batting title, becoming the first Met to lead MLB in batting average since Jose Reyes in 2011.

He later signed a contract renewal with the Mets with a four-year extension, including a fifth-year term option.

Highest batting average since 2000

Highest batting average in a season since 2000 ended in a three-way tie, including Nomar Garciaparra and Ichiro Suzuki. All three have maintained a .372 batting average in a season.

The batting average can be seen as the famous stats for the best hitters in MLB history, tracking the records of how many hits a player recorded in their at-bats. Nomar Garciaparra, Ichiro Suzuki, and Todd Helton were summoned in a three-way tie when it comes to the batting average.

Nomar (Left), Todd (Centre) and Ichiro (Right) have the highest batting average since 2000.
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Nomar Garciaparra achieved his milestone in the 2000 season when he was playing with Boston Red Sox. Todd tied the list with the Noman, who played for Colorado Cookies in the same season, maintaining an equal average of .372. 

They both were listed in the Top 500 list of batters having higher batting averages. Following Nomar and Todd, Ichiro achieved his average during the 2004 season while playing for the Seattle Mariners. He was one of the Japanese players posted through the Japanese Posting System.

Highest Batting Average From 2018 To 2023

Highest batting average by year is listed by analyzing the number of hits at-bat by the player. The highest batting average from 2018 to 2023 includes Luis Arraez, Trea Turner, and Jeff McNeil.

Jeff McNeil batted at a .3265 average in 2022.

The MLB has its every leader in terms of batting average every season since 1871 and continuing till now. Lery Meyerle is the first batting average leader in MLB history, hitting with an average of .4923.

Some of the average batting leaders from the year 2018 to 2023 season are listed below:

Tim Anderson (2019).3353
Trea Turner (2021).3277
Luis Arraez (2023).5000
DJ LeMahieu (2020).3641
Jeff McNeil (2022).3265
Mookie Betts (2018).3462
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How Is Batting Average Calculated In Baseball?

How is batting average calculated in baseball? The batting average is calculated by dividing the total number of runs scored by the number of times his total at-bats. 

It is one of the universal tools to measure the hitter's success. The batting average is typically calculated between zero (.000) and one (1.000).

It is one of the good tools to measure an individual player's skills as a batter. Every player has their batting averages calculated for every different game they play.

Luis Arraez has the highest batting average in 2022 AL season with .316.
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The batting average was created to measure a hitter's success in the 18th century. But it was changed to take only a batter's hit into the account for calculation.

It doesn't consider the number of times a batter reaches the base through walks and the hit type like double, triple, and a home run.

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