Isotopes Fuentes -- Arenado's Cousin -- Earn Triple-A All-Star MVP Honors
Josh Fuentes, cousin of Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, had his own day of recognition on Wednesday. Fuentes, the third baseman for the Rockies Triple-A Albuquerque affiliate, was selected the MVP of the Triple-A All-Star Game played in Columbus, Ohio.
Fuentes had two hits and two RBI in the Pacific Coast League All-Star team's 12-7 over the International League. Both of his hits came in the second inning of the second highest scoring game of the 31-year history of the Triple-A All-Star Game. In 2003, the PCL and International League teams combined for 22 runs.
While Fuentes cousin, Major League All-Star Arenado, was a second-round choice of the Rockies, Fuentes was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. He initially attended Saddleback Junior College in Southern California.
After hitting .254 his first two seasons in the minor leagues, Fuentes has hit .313 the last three and is having a career year in 2018. He leads the Pacific Coast League in hits (115), triples (10) and total bases (179), is fourth in RBI (64) and 10th in average (.328).