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August 29, 2008 August 29, 2008

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Chris Ashby, Atlantic League MVP?: Sure, the obvious choices are Somerset’s Brandon Larson, Josh Pressley or Long Island’s Carl Everett or Ray Navarrete.

But what about York’s Chris Ashby?

In 84 games, Ashby is hitting .344 with 14 home runs and 58 RBI. He established a new Atlantic League record with a 30+ game hitting streak and the Revs are 46-39 since he joined the team.

So, what do you guys think? Does he have any shot of winning AL MVP? – MA

Poll Results: Do you get autographs when you go to games?

Yes – 22 (30%)
No – 50 (69%)
Total Votes: 72

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1. Anonymous - August 29, 2008

how about Bridgeport’s Jesse Hoorelbeke?? His average is lower this year but he is right up there in HR and RBIs. To me RBIs are the most important thing. He already broke his own Bridgeport record for RBIs in a season. Everyone always looks at batting average but if you dont score or knock runs in then it isn’t that impressive.

2. Paul Braverman - August 29, 2008

If you go by the criteria of “player most valuable to his team” and not just the stats, then it has to be Chris Ashby. No one acquisition has done more for his team. Of course I’m biased, but it’s hard to argue against Ashby.

3. Anonymous - August 29, 2008

I’ll take Ramon Castro. He has a higher batting average, a higher on-base percentage and a higher slugging percentage. And he plays shortstop. You can make a strong case for Ashby, though.

4. Anonymous - August 29, 2008

Hoorelbeke’s father, Peter Rivera (the lead singer and drummer in the group Rare Earth, by the way) tells me that Jesse was pretty down after being released by the Angels organization and it took him a while to regroup. He said out of a sense of loyalty, Jesse returned to Bridgeport. Says he really enjoys playing for Tommy John. Hoorelbeke’s average has slowly risen throughout the season. He has been a consistent run-producer. And he has gotten hotter lately, with a last push for the playoffs by the ‘Fish. Hoorelbeke SHOULD get some MVP consideration….as his RBI and HR stats would validate.

–Eddie Ramos

5. Matt Brock - August 30, 2008

That’s a very cool piece of info Eddie about Hoorelbecke.


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