2019 Triple-A Hitter of the Year

We’ve reached the top of the minor leagues, finally- Triple-A! The players eligible for this “award” played in either the International or Pacific Coast League.

History:

2018- Tyler White (Haymarket 2010)
2017- Tyler White (Haymaket 2010)
2016- Stephen Cardullo (Covington 2007)
2015- Tyler White (Haymarket 2010)
2014- Clint Robinson (Harrisonburg 2005-06)
2013- Eric Campbell (Luray 2006)
2012- Joey Butler (New Market 2006)
2011- Collin Cowgill (Covington 2005)
2010- Yonder Alonso (Luray 2006)

Tyler White won this thing three times?!? And every single winner has played in the major leagues, by the way.

Well, Ryan McBroom, a different Haymarket player (2011-2012), wins this time. In Scranton Wilkes/Barre in the New York Yankees’ system, McBroom hit .315/.402/.574 in 413 at-bats, with 87 runs scored, 29 doubles, 26 home runs, 66 RBIs, and a solid 58/100 BB/K ratio. McBroom was subsequently traded to the Kansas City Royals and made his major league debut in September.

Others to Consider

  • Jacob Wilson (Luray 2009), for Fresno: .310/.404/.609 in 197 at-bats, with 12 doubles and 15 home runs
  • Cory Spangenberg (Winchester 2010), for San Antonio: .309/.378/.498 in 424 at-bats, with 28 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs, and 28 stolen bases.
  • Eric Campbell (Luray 2006), for Las Vegas: .276/.382/.492 in 333 at-bats, with 24 doubles, 16 home runs, and an excellent 54/68 BB/K ratio.
  • Mike Brosseau (Waynesboro 2015), for Durham: .304/.394/.567 in 270 at-bats, with 21 doubles, 16 home runs, and a 34/58 BB/K ratio

Remember, you can read more about Ryan, the rest of these players, and much much more in the 2019 Valley League Annual!

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