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Published On: September 3rd, 2016

Former Kingfish Eric Filia Sees Success with Mariners

Former Kingfish outfielder Eric Filia has been named the Most Valuable Player in the Northwest League for the 2016 season. Filia is playing for the Everett AquaSox, a short season class A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

Filia played collegiately at UCLA leading the team to a 2013 Collegiate World Series Championship, the first in program history. For the Kingfish in 2015, Filia batted .340 with 48 runs and a league high 55 RBIs. Filia led the team in at bats, hits, doubles, RBIs and stolen bases. In addition, Filia was named the Most Valuable Player of the Northwoods League All-Star Game. His .375 batting average in the Northwoods League Playoffs boosted the Kingfish to a Summer Collegiate World Series Championship Title.

Filia was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 20th round as the 597th overall pick. In 68 games with the Everett AquaSox, he posted a .362 batting average with 89 hits, 46 RBIs and 4 home runs.  During the 2016 season, he was also named a Mid-season All Star in the Northwest League.

Filia was called up to the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, the Tacoma Rainiers where he scored a run against the Reno Aces.