Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award

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Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award
LeagueMinor League Baseball
Awarded forPlayer of the Year
CountryUnited States, Canada, Mexico
Presented byBaseball America
First award1981
First winnerMike Marshall
Most winsGregg Jefferies (1986, 1987)
Andruw Jones (1995, 1996)
Most recentBobby Witt Jr. (2021)

Listed below in chronological order are the Minor League Baseball players chosen by Baseball America as recipients of the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award. Since 1981, the award has been given to one minor league player judged by a Baseball America panel of experts as having had the most outstanding season.


dagger Major League Baseball All-Star
double-dagger Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Year Name Position Highest level MLB organization
1981 Mike Marshall First baseman AAA Los Angeles Dodgers
1982 Ron Kittle Outfielder AAA Chicago White Sox
1983 Dwight Gooden Pitcher A New York Mets
1984 Mike Bielecki Pitcher AAA Pittsburgh Pirates
1985 José Canseco Outfielder AAA Oakland Athletics
1986 Gregg Jefferies (1) Shortstop AA New York Mets
1987 Gregg Jefferies (2) Shortstop AAA New York Mets
1988 Tom Gordon Pitcher AAA Kansas City Royals
1989 Sandy Alomar Jr. Catcher AAA San Diego Padres
1990 Frank Thomasdouble-dagger First baseman AA Chicago White Sox
1991 Derek Bell Outfielder AAA Toronto Blue Jays
1992 Tim Salmon Outfielder AAA California Angels
1993 Manny Ramirez Outfielder AAA Cleveland Indians
1994 Derek Jeterdouble-dagger Shortstop AAA New York Yankees
1995 Andruw Jones (1) Outfielder A Atlanta Braves
1996 Andruw Jones (2) Outfielder AAA Atlanta Braves
1997 Paul Konerko First baseman AAA Los Angeles Dodgers
1998 Eric Chavez Third baseman AAA Oakland Athletics
1999 Rick Ankiel Pitcher AAA St. Louis Cardinals
2000 Jon Rauch Pitcher AA Chicago White Sox
2001 Josh Beckett Pitcher AA Florida Marlins
2002 Rocco Baldelli Outfielder AAA Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2003 Joe Mauer Catcher AA Minnesota Twins
2004 Jeff Francis Pitcher AAA Colorado Rockies
2005 Delmon Young Outfielder AAA Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2006 Alex Gordon Third baseman AA Kansas City Royals
2007 Jay Bruce Outfielder AAA Cincinnati Reds
2008 Matt Wieters[1] Catcher AA Baltimore Orioles
2009 Jason Heyward Outfielder AAA Atlanta Braves
2010 Jeremy Hellickson Pitcher AAA Tampa Bay Rays
2011 Mike Trout Outfielder AA Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2012 Wil Myers Outfielder AAA Kansas City Royals
2013 Byron Buxton Outfielder A Minnesota Twins
2014 Kris Bryant Third basemen AAA Chicago Cubs
2015 Blake Snell Pitcher AAA Tampa Bay Rays
2016 Yoan Moncada Second baseman AA Boston Red Sox
2017 Ronald Acuna Outfielder AAA Atlanta Braves
2018 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Third baseman AAA Toronto Blue Jays
2019 Gavin Lux Shortstop AAA Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 No minor league season due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Bobby Witt Jr. Shortstop AAA Kansas City Royals
2022 Gunnar Henderson Shortstop AAA Baltimore Orioles

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Booher, Kary (September 8, 2008). "Taking Flight: O's Wieters Earns 2008 Minor League Player of Year Honor". Baseball America. Durham, N.C. Retrieved July 18, 2009.