USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award
Listed below in chronological order are the Minor League Baseball players chosen by USA Today as recipients of the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award. Since 1988, the award has been given annually to the minor-league player who is judged by USA Today baseball experts as having had the most outstanding season. Of the thirteen votes cast each year, two votes go to the player selected by fans in the online voting at USATODAY.com.
Winners (by year)
- See footnote
- Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award
- MiLB J.G. Taylor Spink Award (Topps/Minor League Player of the Year)
- Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards (formerly "This Year in Minor League Baseball Awards")
- Minor League Baseball#Awards
- Baseball awards#U.S. minor leagues
- "Fans like Trout as top minor leaguer". USA TODAY Sports Weekly (USA TODAY). August 31 – September 6, 2011. p. 24. "Mike Trout won the fan poll with 46% of the 3,271 votes cast at USATODAY.com. .... Past winners [(1988–2010)]."
- Of the 13 votes cast, Goldschmidt received 5 votes, followed by Julio Teheran (3 votes; RHP, Braves), Matt Moore (3 votes; LHP, Rays), Mike Trout (2 votes; OF, Angels), and Joe Wieland (no votes; RHP, Padres). "Fans like Trout as top minor leaguer". USA TODAY Sports Weekly (USA TODAY). August 31 – September 6, 2011. p. 24.
- PrNewsWire.com – Omaha's Wil Myers Named USA TODAY Sports Minor League Player of the Year
- Miller, Bryce (September 3, 2014). "Electrifying Cubs prospect Kris Bryant earns player of year honor". USA Today. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
- In October 2009, Buster Posey received the 50th annual J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year. Wild, Danny (October 28, 2009). "Giants' Posey wins '09 Spink Award: Catcher skipped Double-A, dominated at San Jose, Fresno". Minor League Baseball (MiLB.com). Retrieved June 9, 2010. See also Baseball awards#U.S. minor leagues and MLB 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- The MiLB J.G. Taylor Spink Award should not be confused with the identically named J. G. Taylor Spink Award that is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members.