The dominican Leandro castro, left fielder of the champions Toros de Tijuana, was chosen this Tuesday as Most Valuable Player of the 2021 season of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB).
“Leandro Castro swept more than 65% of the votes cast by the press and by the 18 LMB clubs to be the MVP of the 2021 season, ″ the circuit reported in a press release.
The native of La Romana figures like Addison Russell were imposed in the vote, shortstop for the Acereros de Monclova and winner of the World Series in 2016 with the Chicago Cubs and his compatriot Rainel Rosario, of the Saraperos de Saltillo, leader in home runs this season.
Castro was one of the keys that gave the Toros the second title in their history. The Caribbean player participated in 64 matches out of 65 of the regular role, He was the player with the most hits, with 93, and with the most RBIs, 72.
Additionally, Castro was third in extra-base hits, with 36, sixth in batting average with .378 and twelfth in home runs with 14.
In his fourth season in the LMB, Castro established himself not only as a reliable bat and defensive player, but as a a leader on the pitch, assured the sports advisor to the presidency of Toros de Tijuana, Óscar Romero.
“He had leadership not only in his conduct but also in deeds, he put on his shirt and identified with the team. Leandro had his consolidation as a player in Mexico, we are very happy with himWe hope it stays the same for 2022, “he said.
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