Found February 14, 2013 on
It is difficult to evaluate the best minor league players to ever play the game. One simple reason: if a player excels in the minor leagues, they ultimately become major league players. Their minor league success stops as they become MLB players. The best minor league players are usually the ones who struggle in the majors and have to be sent back to the minors. After a while, because of their pattern, they seldom get a chance to return to the big leagues. I am highlighting two of the best minor league players, one is currently still playing, while the other played in the 1950s and 1960s and most recently passed away. I am sure there are others that compare, but I find it amazing that Mike Hessman has not gotten more of a chance to be a MLB player. Yes, he gives you that home run or nothing at bat, such as the likes of Rob Deer or Pete Incaviglia, and his career minor league average is just .231. His 370 HRs and 1044 RBI have to be among the most ever. Just for the simple reason...
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