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Candidates for minor league player/pitcher of the year.


There should be little doubt that minor league pitcher of the year will be a two horse race between Archer and McNutt. There was a time when I thought Archer was the clear favorite and he's been making lots of noise in major publications, so he has a great chance to win out. However, McNutt's numbers are fantastic. Especially his peripherals. I think the fact that McNutt didn't take a loss till August (which really shouldn't be consider... but it will) could tip the scales in his favor, but I wouldn't be surprised by either one.


Minor league player of the year isn't as clear cut. Jackson looked like the runaway favorite in the first half. An .823 OPS at AA for a 21 year old is nothing to frown upon, but guys like Canzler, Guyer, and Marquez Smith may have passed him by with their fantastic second halves. LaHair and Snyder are possibilities. Junior Lake should get a bit of consideration, but his overall numbers are gonna give him no shot. Robinson Chirinos has been the best most consistent player based on the numbers though. He also didn't have the benefit of hitting in the PCL for most of the season. He should be the guy in my mind.

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