Minor League Player Of The Year Watch

 Chris Iannetta cRockies 
Chris IannettaA fourth-round pick out of North Carolina in 2004, Iannetta jumped straight to low Class A Asheville in his debut, then followed that up by making the U.S. roster for the Futures Game in his first full season last year while at high Class A Modesto. California League managers named him the best defensive catcher in the circuit last season. But for as good as Iannetta has been defensively, he’s put up his best offensive season at the plate after scuffling–in part because he tried to play through a broken left hand–in a brief callup to Double-A Tulsa at the tail-end of the 2005 season. Iannetta’s bat earned him a promotion to Triple-A and likely a big league callup when the rosters expand.

Player Team Pos Age  
Brian Barton Kinston/Akron (Indians) of 24 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Jay Bruce Dayton (Reds) of 19 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Billy Butler Wichita (Royals) of 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Jacoby Ellsbury Wilmington (Red Sox) of 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Carlos Gonzalez Lancaster (Diamondbacks) of 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Alex Gordon Wichita (Royals) 3b 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Chris Iannetta Tulsa/Colorado Springs (Rockies) c 23 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Hunter Pence Corpus Christi (Astros) of 23 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Pitcher Team Pos Age  
Homer Bailey Sarasota/Chattanooga (Reds) rhp 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Yovani Gallardo Brevard County (Brewers) rhp 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Matt Garza Fort Meyers/New Britain/Rochester (Twins) rhp 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Jason Hirsh Round Rock (Astros) lhp 24 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Philip Hughes Tampa/Trenton (Yankees) rhp 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Chuck Lofgren Kinston (Indians) lhp 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Micah Owings Tennessee/Tucson (Diamondbacks) rhp 23 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Kevin Slowey Fort Meyers/New Britain (Twins) rhp 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats

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