Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 9/13/13
A pair of the top ten Cubs prospects received honors on Friday, as the organization named its 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Minor League Player of the Year award recipients. While C.J. Edwards was even receiving consideration as Baseball America’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year – for all of baseball – he was not the winner of the organizational award, mainly because he spent half of the season in Texas’s farm system.  Instead, the team’s representative on the Baseball America Minor League All-Star Second Team got the nod, as Kyle Hendricks compiled a combined 2.00 ERA between AA Tennessee and AAA Iowa.  Acquired in the Ryan Dempster trade in 2012, Hendricks emerged as one of the organization’s top prospects this season, ranking in the tenth spot on WSD’s updated rankings released this week. While the lowest ranked of the organization’s top ten list won the pitching award – which is no knock at all, the Cubs simply have a stacked top nine – the winner of the 2013 Cubs Minor
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