The winner of the prospect-laden Arizona Fall League MVP award is White Sox center field prospect Adam Engel, the league announced Saturday. The 23-year-old Engel was the White Sox's 19th-rounder in 2013 out of the University of Louisville and has seen his stock rise considerably since that draft.
In 19 games for the Glendale Desert Dogs, Engel hit .403/.523/.642 with nine doubles, two triples, a home run, nine RBI, 16 runs and 10 steals. He led the league in average, OBP and slugging (a strong feat for a table-setting speedster) while ranking second in doubles and stolen bases.
In the AFL All-Star Game, Engel had two hits and two walks with two runs and an RBI.
This past regular season, Engel played regularly for the high Class A Winston-Salem Dash. In 136 games, he hit .251/.335/.369 with 23 doubles, nine triples, seven homers, 90 runs and 65 steals in 76 chances. MLB.com ranks him as the 17th-best prospect in the White Sox system.