Fuentes Wins PCL MVP
A good week got even better for Albuquerque third baseman Josh Fuentes on Friday.
Fuentes, the cousin of Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, was selected the Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player, his latest accomplishment this week. He also was named the Pacific Coast League Rookie Of The Year and was selected to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team.
Fuentes, 25, becomes the fifth player in PCL history to be the Rookie of The Year and MVP in the same season. Fuentes leads the Pacific Coast League with 171 hits, 131 games played, 536 at bats, and 270 total bases.
He also ranks second with 93 RBI, 12 triples, 59 extra base hits and 88 runs scored. His 319 batting average is sixth best in the league.
Earlier this week Fuentes set an Albuquerque record with 171 hits. Fuentes also was voted by his teammates the best defensive player on the team. Fuentes is the first Isotope since Dodger outfielder Joc Peterson to win the Pacific Coast League MVP.