November 13, 2017 - Pacific Association (PA) - Sonoma Stompers
SONOMA, Calif.- The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs is proud to name Vallejo Admirals outfielder Tillman Pugh the league's 2017 Most Valuable Player award winner.
In his third season in Vallejo, Pugh hit .322 and drove in a team-leading 58 runs en route to a 2017 Pacific Association Championship. Voted on by three members of each PAPBC team, Pugh's selection was nearly unanimous.
"Tillman could have won the MVP for the man he is in the clubhouse as well, his preparation and leadership set the example for the team. It was no coincidence that the team's fortunes improved as Tillman's game warmed up," said Admirals owner Kevin Reilly.
Pugh was one of the leaders on a Vallejo team that went from a 1 2-27 record in the first half to a 24-15 record in the second.
The Oakland native's 18 home runs were tied for second in the league, as were his 30 stolen bases. He also ranked in the top four in the league in average and RBIs.
Prior to his 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Admirals, Pugh spent time in the New York Mets and Chicago White Sox organizations after being drafted out of Sonoma State University in 2010. In 2015 and 2016, he played in the Frontier League and American Association.
FULL LIST OF 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS:
MVP: Tillman Pugh (VAL)
Pitcher of the Year: Tyler Garkow (SON)
Manager of the Year: PJ Phillips (VAL) & Takashi Miyoshi (SON)
Rookie of the Year: Michael Rizzitello (SRF)
Reliever of the Year: Sammy Gervacio (VAL)
Defensive Players of the Year:
P Max Beatty (SRF)
C Isaac Wenrich (SON)
1B Vinny Guglietti (PIT)
2B Ordomar Valdez-Martinez (PIT)
3B Chris Fornaci (VAL)
SS Jose Garcia (PIT)
LF Brennan Metzger (SON)
CF Matt Hibbert (SON)
RF Miles Williams (SRF)
AVG Leader: Vinny Guglietti (PIT)
RBI Leader: Jake Taylor (SRF)
HR Leader: Jake Taylor (SRF)