Luis Arraez contemplated the question for a moment.  

It’s a concept that Fox baseball analyst John Smoltz discussed when Arraez picked up his second hit in the 2023 All-Star game last week.

Given Arraez’s success in the past two seasons of putting the ball in play and getting on base, Smoltz theorized, maybe more hitters will start trying that approach instead of all-or-nothing gripping and ripping. 

“Please. For me, everybody can hit with me, like me,” Arraez said. “But everybody just tries to hit homers. That’s not for me.”