When the Empire League announces their award winners for 2016, you will hear about a guy named Javier Marticorena. Javy, led the Empire Professional Baseball League in hitting this season being the only player over .400 and almost 30 stolen bases and was selected to participate in the 2016 Empire League All Star Game and Home Run Derby.

Well today, Javy will be headed to Florence, Kentucky to join the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League. A much expected moved as Javy has been a consistent hitter all season long.

“It was just a matter of time for Javy, he’s been a great player and a great kid. He deserves it and it was just one of those times where it took some time for a team to need a guy like Javy. We are happy for him and we expect Javy to continue forward with his career.” – Eddie Gonzalez