Kwan simply continues to hit – and pretty much never swing and miss in the process. He had another two hits against the Yankees Friday night, raising his average to .395 and keeping his wRC+ at a ridiculous 222. Having him hit in front of Ramírez has been a revelation and should only help bolster Ramírez’s own MVP credentials over the course of the season.
While the Guardians’ batted balls have found lucky breaks so far, there’s more and more evidence to suggest that the offense in general is going to be far better than people expected – and possibly the most productive offense Cleveland has had in years.
Here is what MLB.com had to say about the Guardians’ rookie left fielder:
"Three Guardians in the initial Hitter Power Rankings? You probably didn’t see that coming, but Cleveland leads the Majors in runs per game and OPS+. Kwan, the organization’s No. 15 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has been a big part of that, thanks to a .524 OBP and 8-to-3 walk-to-strikeout ratio. The rookie’s season-opening streak of 116 pitches seen and 40 swings taken before his first swing and miss (a foul tip, no less) has been one of the most fun storylines of this young season."