Guessing at Tigers’ Minor League Award Winners

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Matt Wallace in MLB
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I expect the Tigers to name their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year soon. In my mind, the Pitcher of the Year is a slam dunk for Casey Crosby. He had a dominant season that saw him do well whether you go with traditional stats or dig deeper into the stats we use to determine whether a player has potential. The traditional stats are what win players these awards, though, and a 10-4 record with a 2.41 ERA should be enough to get him the award. Throw in 117 strikeouts in 104.2 innings and an opponent's batting average of just .195 and you write this one in ink.  I think the Player of the Year award comes down to two players—Alex Avila and Scott Sizemore. Yes, Don Kelly hit .331 and stole 27 bases and Brennan Boesch clubbed 28 home runs. Ryan Strieby also had a great seaso ...

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