Joash Brodin has been the Long Island Ducks most valuable player for the first half of the 2013 season.
Brodin currently leads the Ducks with a .329 batting average, which is tied for fifth best in the Atlantic League. He's also chipped in with seven home runs and 31 RBI for the Ducks. And oh yeah...he also leads the team with six stolen bases.
The Ducks have struggled during the first part of the 2013 Atlantic League season, and Ducks Manager Kevin Baez has juggled around lineups and positions trying to jump start the Ducks. One of his moves included moving Brodin from first base to left field, and having him bat leadoff. Some players would struggle with those changes, Brodin has embraced them with no drop in production.
While he is currently playing left field for the Ducks, Brodin may be back at first base for the Liberty Divison in the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Game. He is currently the leading vote getter at first base for the Liberty Division.
The Ducks needed wins in their doubleheader against Bridgeport on Monday to prevent Southern Maryland from clinching the first half championship. Brodin combined to go 5-for-7 with 2 RBI in the doubleheader for the Ducks. However, it wasn't enough as the Ducks were eliminated after their loss in game one. Regardless of the outcome, it just shows that Brodin comes to play when it's all on the line, something he's been doing all season.