Cubs prospect Nelson Velazquez named AFL MVP


by - Senior Editor -
Velazquez has been raking in 2021
Velazquez has been raking in 2021

Big news for the future of the Northsiders.

Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Nelson Velazquez was named the Arizona Fall League MVP before Saturday's championship game.

The last Cubs prospect to win this prestigious award was Kris Bryant in 2013.

"It means everything," Velazquez said via MLB.com. "I feel really happy, very proud of myself. I thank my coaches, my teammates, and my trainer for everything I've been doing in the Fall League. They helped me all the time. It was a good time with them."

Velazquez has batted .385 with nine homers, 24 RBIs, and OPS of 1.191.

He hit .270 with 20 homers and 73 RBIs in 103 games this season, splitting time with South Bend and Tennessee.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Report: Cubs top catcher prospect will have Tommy John surgery
Report: Cubs top catcher prospect will have Tommy John surgery
Cubs prospect Nelson Velazquez named AFL MVP
Cubs prospect Nelson Velazquez named AFL MVP
Bryce Harper wins 2021 NL MVP Award
Bryce Harper wins 2021 NL MVP Award
Cubs sign former Reds prospect
Cubs sign former Reds prospect
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest