Adam Walker II Named American Association Most Value Player
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. In today’s edition of American Association Daily Recap, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association Name Milwaukee Milkmen outfielder Adam Walker II the Most Valuable Player for 2020.
Adam Walker II American Association MVP
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association named Milwaukee Milkmen outfielder Adam Brett Walker II the Most Valuable Player for the 2020 American Association season. Walker was a unanimous choice after leading the league in homeruns with 22.
Walker was having a solid season for Milwaukee but after July 29 he caught fire and his team came along for the ride. In the final 35 games, the Milkmen outfielder hit 17 homers. That included a stretch where he homered in three straight games (August 19-21), then did not homer for two games, before coming back with homers in four straight games (August 25-28).
It was not a coincidence that as Walker went on a tear that the Milkmen rose to the top of the American Association standings. The team went 22-13 during that time, as they finished with the top record in the league, two games ahead of the Sioux Falls Canaries.
Walker finished with a .268 average. He was second in RBI with 50 and third in runs scored with 42. The Milkmen star was second in total bases with 134, second in extra-base hits (30), and second in slugging percentage (.609).
Walker was twice named as the Player of the Week, earning back-to-back honors in Weeks 7 and 8. He was also selected by the American Association as the league’s top player.
Ward, Landon Honored
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks IF Drew Ward was second in the MVP voting. Sioux Falls Canaries OF Logan Landon was third. Ward finished first in several offensive categories, including batting average (.335), total bases (138), extra-base hits (31), and slugging percentage (.633). The RedHawks star was second in on-base percentage (.407), tied for third in runs (42), and second in homers (17).
Landon closed out the season with a league high 26-game hitting streak. He finished third in hitting at .333 and was fourth in hits (76).
By Robert Pannier