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MarkEdward
09-10-2003, 09:35 PM
Finalists are in, and Jeremy Reed's one of them:

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/news/030909poy10.html

He does have a pretty good chance to win it, in my opinion. I'm torn between Reed and Bobby Crosby right now.

fquaye149
09-11-2003, 11:17 AM
i would be interested to see a list of past minor leage poty's to see how they are doing now, how they did in their careers. this isn't the equivalent of the heisman is it?

Randar68
09-11-2003, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by fquaye149
i would be interested to see a list of past minor leage poty's to see how they are doing now, how they did in their careers. this isn't the equivalent of the heisman is it?

It does not always go to the best prospect, rather, the top performer. Since it it the minors, I guess it could be equated to the NCAA football Heisman trophy.

Previous BA Minor League Player of the Year Winners

1981 Mike Marshall, 1b, Albuquerque (Dodgers)
1982 Ron Kittle, of, Edmonton (White Sox
1983 Dwight Gooden, rhp, Lynchburg (Mets)
1984 Mike Bielecki, rhp, Hawaii (Pirates)
1985 Jose Canseco, of, Huntsville/Tacoma (Athletics)
1986 Gregg Jefferies, ss, Columbia/Lynchburg/Jackson (Mets)
1987 Gregg Jefferies, ss, Jackson/Tidewater (Mets)
1988 Tom Gordon, rhp, Appleton/Memphis/Omaha (Royals)
1989 Sandy Alomar, c, Las Vegas (Padres)
1990 Frank Thomas, 1b, Birmingham (White Sox)
1991 Derek Bell, of, Syracuse (Blue Jays)
1992 Tim Salmon, of, Edmonton (Angels)
1993 Manny Ramirez, of, Canton/Charlotte (Indians)
1994 Derek Jeter, ss, Tampa/Albany/Columbus (Yankees)
1995 Andruw Jones, of, Macon (Braves)
1996 Andruw Jones, of, Durham/Greenville/Richmond (Braves)
1997 Paul Konerko, 1b, Albuquerque (Dodgers)
1998 Eric Chavez, 3b, Huntsville/Edmonton (Athletics)
1999 Rick Ankiel, lhp, Arkansas/Memphis (Cardinals)
2000 Jon Rauch, rhp, Winston-Salem/Birmingham (White Sox)
2001 Josh Beckett, rhp, Brevard County/Portland (Marlins)
2002 Rocco Baldelli, of, Bakersfield/Orlando/Durham (Devil Rays)

ShoelessFred
09-11-2003, 11:53 AM
that's pretty good company

maurice
09-11-2003, 12:36 PM
Wow! About a third of those guys are current of former Sox players (though many were not in the Sox organization at the time they were selected).

SoxxoS
09-11-2003, 12:46 PM
Really a shame about Rauch, he would have looked fantastic as our 5th starter this year.