Peoria outfielder Ronald Acuña led the Arizona Fall League with seven home runs, posted an outstanding .325/.414/.639 slash line, and received the Joe Black MVP Award prior to the AFL championship game on Saturday. All for a player who is just 19 years old.
So what else could the Braves’ top prospect and Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year do to top his outstanding AFL season? How about going 2-for-4 and driving in four runs in the championship game to lead the Javelinas to an 8-2 victory over the Mesa. Acuna was certainly the biggest star of the game, which was played at Scottsdale Stadium in front of 3,255 fans.
Peoria was heavily favored entering the championship game after capturing the West division with an 18-12 record. The Javelinas roster unquestionably contained the AFL’s best collection of prospects and that strength showed in the win over East division champion Mesa.
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