Biery Named Northwest League MVP

KEIZER, Ore. - Former Kansas State infielder Drew Biery, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2009 MLB First Year Player Draft, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League.

Biery, who was a career .297 hitting at K-State, exploded onto the professional scene this summer as he led the league in hitting for a majority of the season. Biery is currently hitting .333 with six home runs, 44 RBI and 39 runs scored with seven games left in the regular season. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have already clinched the west division title and hold the league's best record of 43-26.

Representing the All-Star team as both a third baseman and a designated hitter, Biery is tied for third in the Northwest League in RBI, fifth in average and ninth in runs scored. He was also solid in his averages as he was fourth in OPS (.914), sixth in slugging percentage (.505) and seventh in on-base percentage (.409).

Biery and the Volcanoes will match up against east division champion Tri-City in a best-of-five series beginning Sept. 7, to determine the 2009 Northwest League Champions.