Royals Announce Organizational Awards


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.

It should be no surprise that Mike Moustakas is the recipient of the Brett Award and John Lamb won the Splittorff Award.

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:

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.

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