Earlier this afternoon, the Royals announced the winners of the George Brett Hitter of the Year Award and the Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year Award among their minor league players.
On top of those honors, the Royals also named players of the year for their minor league affiliates today.
Moustakas has hit 34 homers and 120 RBI in 2010 across Double A and Triple A and is a no-doubt selection for the award. He has a very strong chance to be named the Minor League Player of the Year when the season ends.
Lamb started the year at Low A Burlington before a promotion to High A Wilmington. He dominated both levels and earned an early look at Double A. He’s struggled there, but has still had a couple of solid starts at that level. He’s rocketed up the Royals prospect list, and could be the top pitcher in next year’s rankings (and with Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy around, among others, that’s some good company).
The winners at each affiliate level are:
- Omaha Royals: 1B Kila Ka’aihue, RHP Bryan Bullington
- Northwest Arkansas Naturals: 1B Clint Robinson, LHP Everett Teaford
- Wilmington Blue Rocks: 1B Eric Hosmer, LHP Chris Dwyer
- Burlington Bees: C Wil Myers, RHP Bryan Paukovits
- Idaho Falls Chukars: 1B Murray Watts, RHP Michael Mariot
- Burlington Royals: 3B Ryan Stovall, LHP Crawford Simmons
- Surprise (AZ) Royals: C Henry Moreno, RHP Robinson Yambati
- Dominican Royals: OF Jorge Bonifacio, RHP Jose Brazoban
As you can see the Royals are swimming in first baseman prospects right now. Dwyer, Simmons and even Paukovits have gotten a fair amount of press here and there, but Everett Teaford has gone overlooked thus far, but is another young arm to keep an eye on.
Tags: AL Central Baseball Bryan Paukovits Chris Dwyer Clint Robinson Crawford Simmons Eric Hosmer Everett Teaford John Lamb Kansas City Royals KC Michael Mariot Mike Moustakas MLB Murray Watts Royals Wil Myers