2013 Independent Leagues Player Of The Year: C.J. Ziegler
J.J. Cooper will chat about independent leagues beginning at 3 p.m. ET. There wasn’t a specific moment during the season when it became clear to C.J. Ziegler that he could [...]
2013 Minor League Player Of The Year: Byron Buxton
See also: Byron Buxton participated in a Google+ Hangout to talk about his season and winning the Minor League Player of the Year award. See also: John Manuel fielded questions in [...]
2012 Short-Season Freitas Award: Billings Mustangs
The Billings Mustangs have built a long-running partnership with the Cincinnati Reds and their community.
2012 Class A Freitas Award Winner: Greenville Drive
One of the most sought-after markets in recent minor league baseball history has turned into one of its best.
2012 Double-A Freitas Award Winner: Northwest Arkansas Naturals
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are our 2012 Freitas Award winners for Double-A.
2012 Triple-A Freitas Award Winner: Lehigh Valley IronPigs
It may seem hard to believe now, but success was anything but guaranteed when Joe Finley and Craig Stein bought a baseball team and moved it to Allentown, Pa. For even though the veteran minor league operators were building a new downtown ballpark that they promised would rank among the best in the minors, the Lehigh Valley area was hardly uncharted territory, and locals skeptical about supporting another team could simply point to the memory of a half-built stadium on the outskirts of town as a reminder of past failures.
Minor League Executive Of The Year: Bob Richmond
Long-time Northwest League president Bob Richmond, who also helped found the Arizona League, is our 2012 Minor League Executive of the Year.<br/>
Minor League Team Of The Year: Springfield Cardinals
Cardinals' Double-A affiliate Springfield is our 2012 Minor League Team of the Year.
2012 Minor League Manager Of The Year: Dave Miley
Dave Miley succeeded in trying circumstances in 2012
BA Minor League All-Stars: A Retrospective
Recounting all 19 Baseball America Minor League All-Star Teams, from Derek Jeter in the 1994 team to Wil Myers and the 2012 squad.
2012 Minor League Classification All-Stars
Our picks for the best at each level of the minors in 2012.
2012 Minor League All-Star Team
The 2012 Minor League All-Star Team, as selected by Baseball America staff, features a healthy number of 2011 draft picks plus an all-Texas organizations infield.
2012 Minor League Player of the Year Chat
We explain how we chose Wil Myers as Player of the Year.
2012 Minor League Player Of The Year: Wil Myers
Wil Myers finished second in the minors in home runs behind only the Phillies Darin Ruf. His 37 home runs were 23 more than his previous high for a season, and despite the strikeouts, he did it while continuing to hit for average. He was hitting .313/.387/.600 between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha. Game-changing power as a 21-year-old rounded Myers' game out perfectly, and it also made him Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year.
2011 Minor League Manager Of The Year: Ryne Sandberg
Ryne Sandberg, the Hall of Fame player who managed the Phillies' Triple-A squad this season, is our 2011 Minor League Manager of the Year.
2011 Minor League Team of the Year: Mobile BayBears
Mobile capped off a magical season by winning our Minor League Team Of the Year Award.
2011 Minor League Executive Of The Year
No person may be better suited for a team than Todd Parnell and the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Or perhaps it's the other way around. Either way, Parnell and Richmond's dream team of a front office have built a winning franchise that manages to match the boss' passion for a good time.
2011 Freitas Award Winners
The Freitas Awards are Baseball America's annual awards honoring the best operators in Minor League Baseball. They are named after Bob Freitas, a longtime ambassador of minor league baseball who helped operators around the country. The following are the 2011 Freitas Award winners.