On January 10, 2010 — In the Venezuelan League, Royals 1B prospect Ernesto Mejia is named MVP and Rookie of the Year after hitting .292 with 14 homers and 41 RBI in 57 regular-season games for Aguilas del Zulia. He is the first player to win both honors the same year. In the playoffs, Zulia loses, 10 – 6, to Magallanes on a grand slam by Alex Escobar and a 4-for-4 performance by Pablo Sandoval.


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