BOWIE, Md.- Baysox utility man Garabez Rosa was named 2017 Eastern League MVP as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.
Rosa led the league in batting average (.310), hits (162) and RBI (91). The 162 hits are the second highest single-season total in franchise history and the 91 RBI are tied for seventh most all-time. He also finished second in total bases (232) and tied for second in runs scored (75).
The 27-year-old is the third player in Baysox history to be named Eastern League MVP, following Calvin Pickering (1998) and Lou Montanez (2008).
In 124 games with Bowie, Rosa hit .310 with 14 home runs and 91 RBIs. He matched his single-game career-high in hits (4), HR (2), RBI (5) and runs scored (4) over the course of the season and the performances helped lead the Baysox to their second playoff berth in three years.
The Cotui, Dominican Republic native notched three hitting streaks of 10 games or more and showed a flair for the dramatic, hitting .363 with runners in scoring position.
Rosa played six different positions (1B, 2B, 3B, LF, CF, RF) for manager Gary Kendall's club this season and is the franchise's all-time leader in games (590), hits (650), RBI (306), runs scored (273) and doubles (107). He played his 500th game as a Baysox on May 14 vs. Richmond and was selected to play in the 2017 Eastern League All-Star game earlier this year.
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