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Jordan Brown Named Carolina League MVP
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 01, 2006
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            TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Former Arizona All-American Jordan Brown has been named the Carolina League MVP for the 2006 season, the league office announced on Thursday. Brown, who was selected by Cleveland in fourth round of the 2005 MLB First Year Player Draft, is currently assigned to the Indians’ Class A (Advanced) affiliate in Kingston, N.C.


            With six games remaining in the season, he leads the Carolina League with 87 RBI, as well as 220 total bases, a .478 slugging percentage and seven triples.  He is third in the league in batting average (.293) and hits (135), and is fourth in runs scored (71) and fifth in extra base hits (48).


            “I’m really happy for Jordan,” Arizona head coach Andy Lopez said. “He’s a fantastic person and teammate, and I think this latest honor is a testament to how much hard work and dedication he has put into making himself a better player. The sky’s the limit for Jordan. He and his recruiting class (2003) are really a very special group.”


            A three-year letterwinner (2003-05) for the Wildcats, Brown wrapped up his career in 2005 and finished with a .315 average, 30 home runs and 152 RBI. He helped guide Arizona to three NCAA postseason berths during his stay in Tucson, including UA’s first appearance in the College World Series in 18 years in 2004.


His junior season (2005) with the Wildcats proved to be his finest, as he finished with a .336 average, 88 hits, 17 doubles, 14 home runs and a team-best 80 RBI. His RBI total for the year made him just the fifth player in school history to eclipse the 80-RBI plateau.


Brown was tabbed a second team All-American by USA Today/Sports Weekly, garnered third-team AA honors from Collegiate Baseball and was named to the All-Pac-10 team in 2005.

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