The former Houston Astro and Leones de Yucatan star Leo Heras put up a season batting average of .401, securing himself the 2021 LMB batting title and ending the regular season with the second-highest OPS in the League.
Leo Heras was a 2018 LMB all-star and helped the leones win the league championship in 2018 and get one game away from winning back-to-back titles in 2019 as they lost to Acereros De Monclova. The leones made the controvesial decision to trade Heras to the Mariachis de Guadalajara earlier this year.
The Baja California product native becomes the 16th native son to be awarded the Mexican League batting title since Tijuana’s Isaac Rodriguez in the Spring 2018 season. Mariachis teammate Niko Vasquez, a Californian, finished second at .387 while Cuban Henry Urrutia of Saltillo came in third at .385.
Leandro Castro of the Toros de Tijuana had the most RBIs for the shortened 2021 season knocking in 72–15 more than the runner up– while having an OPS of 1.079. Saltillo left fielder Rainel Rosario won his second home run title by crashing 20 to edge out the Bravos Xavier Batista’s 19. Rosario, a Dominican who led the LMB in 2017 with 26 HRs, becomes the second Sarapero batsman to win more than one homer crown (Andres Mora did it three times). Rosario also led the league with 41 extra-base hits and 174 total bases.
To see the full list of regular season leaders, check out the LMB website here.