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Chihuahuas’ Asuaje named PCL Rookie of the Year

Angel Ulloa

As the season for the El Paso Chihuahuas winds down, the end of the season accolades will start to come in for the first place squad. And, the first one happened to be to one of the most consistent batters on the team, second baseman Carlos Asuaje, who took the 2016 Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year. Asuaje is the second Chihuahuas player to win the award as Alex Dickerson took the award last season.

While smaller than the other players, Asuaje brings two exceptional traits to the batting diamond: agility and player insight. The award is presented to the top newcomer in the league, and Asuaje’s stellar season opened eyes with his hitting talents. He led all Triple-A players with 165 hits in 128 games and was the fourth most in Minor League Baseball.

Moving on to the post-season play, Asuaje has aided the Chihuahuas with a .322 batting average, which happens to be the fourth-best average in the PCL.

The Padres found the 13th-best prospect, according to Baseball America, over the off-season in 2015-16. Through his first year, he played for the World Team and made an apperance as the PCL’s starting second baseman in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

Adrian Broaddus may be reached at [email protected]


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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
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