Klein Named Championship Series MVP

By: Gary Southshore RailCats Last Updated: September 17, 2013

klein-railcatsLeft fielder Adam Klein was named the Most Valuable Player in the American Association Championship Series for his performance in the RailCats victory over the Wichita Wingnuts.

In the four-game series, Klein went 8-for-15 (.533) with five RBI, five runs scored, four walks and a pair of doubles. In game one, Adam drove in three runs in game one, one in each of his final three at-bats as the RailCats took a 9-4 victory. He had the game-tying RBI off Wingnuts closer Josh Dew in the ninth inning of game two and went 4-for-4 with a walk in the RailCats game three victory.

Adam’s performance against Wichita capped off a dazzling postseason. Overall in six postseason games, Klein went 12-for-30 (.400) with a team-high three doubles. His 12 hits were tied for second most on the team behind Mike Massaro; who had 14.

During the regular season, Klein hit .288 and led the American Association in walks with 78. His .416 on-base percentage was tied for fifth best in the league. 2013 was the fifth time in six minor league seasons that Klein ranked in the top-10 in the league in walks.