Sunday, November 3, 2013
Texas prospect wins AFL Stars Game MVP
By Richard Durrett
Rangers prospect Brett Nicholas went 3-for-4 with two homers to earn MVP honors in the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday. Nicholas played first base for the West Division in a 9-2 victory.
"It feels nice to do something like that," Nicholas told MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo. "It's an honor to be a part of this. Some of the guys in there, the Byron Buxtons, the Kris Bryants, those guys are incredible players. Just to be able to be out here and competing with and against them, it's a great experience. It's something I obviously want to keep doing for a long time. Hopefully I can put my name out there and continue to do that."
Nicholas, a sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft, hit .289 with 21 homers and 91 RBIs for Double-A Frisco in 2013. He was drafted as a catcher, but played more at first base. He said he's going to the Dominican to catch fulltime after the Fall League is over.
"It's something that I believe if I can do, it will make me a little better of a prospect for the Rangers and maybe a little more valuable for them," Nicholas told MLB.com. "Hopefully, some day I can break that 25-man roster."