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White Sox Prospect Adam Engel Named AFL MVP

Chicago White Sox prospect, outfielder Adam Engel was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League as well as the batting champion. (milb.com)

Chicago White Sox prospect, outfielder Adam Engel was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League as well as the batting champion.
(milb.com)

The Arizona Fall League concluded play last week and prospects from around the minor leagues opened quite a few eyes. However, only one could be named the Joe Black Most Valuable Player of the Arizona Fall League, and those honors go to the Chicago White Sox outfielder, Adam Engel.

Engel, who is #17 on the White Sox top prospect list, was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 19th Round of the 2013 MLB Draft while playing at the University of Louisville. This past season Engel was promoted to Class A Advanced Winston-Salem where he hit a solid .251 on the season.

But, while in the Fall League he really found his stride as he hit an impressive .403 average. That average not only earned him the MVP of the League but also the batting title as well. He also came in second for bases stolen with ten, third for runs scored with sixteen and first in on-base percentage with .523 and first in slugging with .642.

Adam Engel could soon be a household name as AFL MVP Honors have gone to some players you may recognize. In 2014 first baseman Greg Bird won MVP, in 2013 it was Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant who won NL Rookie of the Year this season and in 2011 it was Rockies Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado, just to name a few.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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