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MiLB.com’s Offensive Player of the Year? The Recipient of the MiLBY? Do I Really Need to Say It?

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

major award leg lamp trophyIt’s Kris Bryant, obviously. The only surprise is that, in the fan voting, Bryant actually came in third place behind a couple guys with really desperate fan bases.


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The staff of MiLB.com, however, did the right thing – the only thing – and gave Bryant the MiLBY for the top offensive player in the minor league baseball this year. There’s a lengthy read here on the selection, which is a warm stroll down memory lane. A fun point of emphasis from many interviewed in the piece? Bryant still has a lot he can do to make himself better.

You are reminded that Bryant hit .325/.438/.661 at AA and AAA in his first full professional season, and led all of baseball with 43 homers. He – the guy who did that – can get better.

Hopefully he does it after he gets to the big leagues at some point next season, because the Cubs could use a huge bat or five. That is to say, after winning every minor league and prospecting award possible this year, I hope Bryant never wins another one.


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On to the big league hardware.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.