Minor League Player Of The Year Watch



 Chris IannettacRockies 
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.

PlayerTeamPosAge 
Brian BartonKinston/Akron (Indians)of24Click HERE to see this player's stats
Jay BruceDayton (Reds)of19Click HERE to see this player's stats
Billy ButlerWichita (Royals)of20Click HERE to see this player's stats
Jacoby EllsburyWilmington (Red Sox)of22Click HERE to see this player's stats
Carlos GonzalezLancaster (Diamondbacks)of20Click HERE to see this player's stats
Alex GordonWichita (Royals)3b22Click HERE to see this player's stats
Chris IannettaTulsa/Colorado Springs (Rockies)c23Click HERE to see this player's stats
Hunter PenceCorpus Christi (Astros)of23Click HERE to see this player's stats
PitcherTeamPosAge 
Homer BaileySarasota/Chattanooga (Reds)rhp20Click HERE to see this player's stats
Yovani GallardoBrevard County (Brewers)rhp20Click HERE to see this player's stats
Matt GarzaFort Meyers/New Britain/Rochester (Twins)rhp22Click HERE to see this player's stats
Jason HirshRound Rock (Astros)lhp24Click HERE to see this player's stats
Philip HughesTampa/Trenton (Yankees)rhp20Click HERE to see this player's stats
Chuck LofgrenKinston (Indians)lhp20Click HERE to see this player's stats
Micah OwingsTennessee/Tucson (Diamondbacks)rhp23Click HERE to see this player's stats
Kevin SloweyFort Meyers/New Britain (Twins)rhp22Click HERE to see this player's stats

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