Minor League Baseball today announced Elizabethton Twins center fielder Akil Baddoo has been named the Appalachian League Player of the Month for August. Baddoo led the Appalachian League in hitting (.389), hits (35), doubles (13), on-base percentage (.504), slugging (.622), and OPS (1.127). He finished second in the league in runs (28) and third in extra-base hits (16) and total bases (56). Baddoo, 19, was selected by Minnesota in Competitive Balance Round B of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Salem High School in Conyers, Georgia. ###
The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague).
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