Cavalry’s Brian Burgamy is our MVP
Canberra Cavalry’s 30yr old switch hitter, Brian Burgamy is our MVP based on votes by our readers. He was previously awarded our Hitter of the Year.
The poll turned virtually into a two horse race with Brian getting 36% ahead of Tim Kennelly with 24%. No other player got to double figures.
Brian has had an outstanding year with the bat leading the League with an almost unheard of .409AVG. Tim was 2nd behind Brian hitting .374.
Brian also finished the season leading the League with an OBP of .510 ahead of Justin Huber on .466 and was 2nd to Brad Harman with a SLG .677 to Brad’s .709 and led the League in OPS with 1.187 and had only 20Ks in 164ABs.
As well as leading the League in BA and OBP he also was up there with the others in HRs , RBIs  He also led the League in Runs, Hits and Walks. He certainly deserves our readers’ accolades.
A career minor leaguer, he has played for ten seasons without breaking into the Bigs. Prior to being selected by the San Diego Padres in the ninth round of the 2002 draft, Brian was awarded Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. After a successful run with the Padres Single-A he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Double-A Phase of the Rule Five Draft. Eventually being released by the Phillies he has spent the past two seasons playing in the Atlantic League [Independent League] for the Camden Riversharks and was named in the 2010 Atlantic League All-Star game.
Congratulations to Brian Burgamy as our MVP for the ABL’s 2nd season. Let’s hope this outstanding season helps him regain an MLB contract