Carlos Munoz Named Appalachian League Player of the Year

Bristol first baseman Carlos Munoz has been named the Appalachian League Player of the Year. He is currently hitting .330/.428/.608 through 52 games. The league still has another week left on the schedule, but the season award was announced on Monday.

Munoz ranks third in the league in batting, tied for third in on base percentage, first in slugging and first in OPS. He is in a three-way tie for first in total bases(118), second with 11 homers, second with 21 doubles, fifth with 30 walks and he has driven in 38 runs, sixth most in the league. In 194 at-bats, he has only struck out 20 times.

While he has really tailed off in August, Munoz had a 1.194 OPS in July, which earned him the Appalachian League Player of the Month award. He also won the Player of the Week award at the end of July.

  • Would love to see him have a strong last week. I do think he is underrated. Power. Average. Plate discipline- at least at home plate…
    If he were a wild-swinging, high strikeout guy I would understand the caution, but he has well above average, perhaps even elite plate discipline. That travels well as you go up the ladder. I look forward to seeing him at 1b in West Virginia next year. Hopefully “in the best shape of his life…”

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    August 25, 2015 11:14 pm

    Well deserved award….his numbers have been off the charts, especially when you look at the rest of the lineup around him.

  • Munoz and Osuna would seem to be worthy of a bit more respect from the BMTIBB – any thoughts on why that might be?

    • BuccosFanStuckinMD
      August 25, 2015 11:13 pm

      Agreed…neither seems to get much attention and are highly underrated in my opinion. Osuna has been on fire and carrying Altoona lately. Munoz is just a pure hitter it seems. Looks like they may both be decent first base options down the road. I remember when Osuna, Hanson, Garcia, and Polanco were all at WV as teenagers. They have all turned out be pretty good players.

  • Congrats kid now carry it over to next year and do it again.

  • Hi John, Do the players receive any monetary rewards for winning these player of the month and player the year awards from their various leagues?

    • I don’t think it’s money, but I have seen some small rewards mentioned like a watch or something like that. They get a plaque or trophy. They might have some sponsor for the awards who gives the players something