Moving right along, today we have the best hitter in Double-A who also happens to be a Valley League alumnus. Our hitter and pitcher of the year at this level is chosen from the Texas, Southern, and Eastern Leagues.


2018- Rudy Flores (Haymarket 2010)
2017- Rudy Flores (Haymarket 2010)
2016- D.J. Hicks (Luray 2009)
2015- Chad Oberacker (Fauquier 2009)
2014- Cory Spangenberg (Winchester 2010)
2013- Tommy La Stella (Haymarket 2009)
2012- Eric Campbell (Luray 2006)
2011- Tyler Kuhn (Luray 2006-07)
2010- Clint Robinson (Harrisonburg 2005-06)

Breaking Rudy Flores’s stranglehold on this award is Patrick Mazeika (Waynesboro 2013). Playing for Binghamton in the New York Mets’ system, Mazeika hit .245/.312/.426 in 413 at-bats, with 50 runs scored, 25 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs, 69 RBIs, and 37 walks against 89 strikeouts. He is still considered a prospect with a shot. He also was the 2015 Rookie-Level Hitter of the Year.

Others to Consider

  • Irving Lopez (Staunton 2016), for Springfield: .255/.330/.430 in 302 at-bats, with 15 doubles, four triples, ten home runs, and 20/63 BB/K ratio.
  • Drew Avans (Strasburg 2015-16), for Tulsa: .286/.346/.414 in 220 at-bats, with eight doubles, a triple, six home runs, and 17 stolen bases.