Summary: The TinCaps were dominated by one of the best young staffs the organization has sent out to the Midwest League in a long time. Despite not having one of the more potent offensive attacks, they played well enough to advance to the Eastern Division Championship Series before losing to South Bend.
At the plate, the team struggled for power with a .381 slugging percentage, and had a league-low walk total. Even so, there were some promising young players on the roster.
Approach: We use a simple formula for the awards. A player is eligible with whichever team he appeared for the most. For the top prospect, we take into account not just what the player did this year, but his age and potential impact in the major leagues.
Level: The Midwest League is the first full season league and one of the more challenging to hitters because of the early cold weather. At this level, batters are stilladjusting to wood bats and learning how to cover the plate. Pitchers with so-so stuff can succee...