MLB: Mexican Rookie Wins Minor League Batter of the Year Award

Alejo López was named the Cincinnati Reds’ Minor League Batter of the Year (MiLB). The Mexican player stood out among the sluggers of the Reds in Las Menores and also made his debut in the Big leagues. The Mexico City, Mexico native serves as a designated hitter, second baseman and outfielder.

Cincinnati Reds held their annual awards ceremony and this time a Mexican appeared among the winners, as Alejo López won the award for Best Hitter of the 2021 Minor League Season.

The young utility saw action in two levels of the Minors as he played in Double A and Triple A branches of Cincinnati, where he combined he achieved a batting average of .320, with six home runs and 44 RBIs, as well as an OPS of .848.

López made his MLB debut on June 28, 2021 and played 14 games with the ‘big team’. There he ended up hitting .261, with six hits in 23 at-bats he took and produced no runs.

Alejo López is currently playing the 2021-2022 Season of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) with the Cañeros de Los Mochis, to whom he reported after having completed his commitments in the United States.

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MLB: Mexican Rookie Wins Minor League Batter of the Year Award