Outfielder Mike Trout, the top Angels' prospect, was one of 16 recipients of the George A. Trautman Awards, given annually by Topps in conjunction with Minor League Baseball to the top players in each league. Trout was named the player of the year in the Class A Midwest League.â†µ
Trout, who was drafted in the first round of the 2009 draft as compensation for the Yankees signing Mark Teixeira, hit .362/.454/.526 in 81 games with Class A Cedar Rapids, with 45 steals in 54 attempts. Trout was promoted to advanced Class A Rancho Cucamonga, and the 18-year old hit .306/.388/.434 with the Quakes in 50 games.â†µ
Shortstop Jake Lemmerman, a Dodgers prospect, won the Player of the Year award for the rookie Pioneer League. Lemmerman, the Dodgers fifth-round pick this year out of Duke, hit .363/.414/.610 with 24 doubles and 12 home runs in 66 games with the Ogden Raptors.â†µ
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