Dodgers: End of Season Minor League Awards
By Jacob Rudner
The minor league season is coming to a close. All five of the Dodgers’ farm teams made their respective postseasons and with the Triple-A OKC season officially over, now is a better time than ever to hand out the awards for the player down on the farm.
Each level was overwhelmed with talent. Triple-A featured Andrew Toles, Tim Locastro, and Brock Stewart.
Double-A was loaded with talent as well. They boasted DJ Peters, Will Smith for the majority of the season, and Marshall Kasowski, a young pitcher with a rapidly rising stock.
For Rancho, the season could not have gone better. Under manager Drew Saylor, the Quakes had an unstoppable season that saw them losing just 18 regular season games in the second half. Their roster, loaded as ever, featuring Gavin Lux, Connor Wong, and Cody Thomas, three guys who made names for themselves amidst doubt that their stock should have fallen.
Great Lakes is always a fun team to watch as their players are the newest to baseball. It is the first team players go to for a full season and it gives fans and media their first look at the future. Darien Nunez and Brayan Morales were names that stood out on the Great Lakes roster.
And, finally, there is Ogden; the first stop for almost all of the greats. Ogden is the Dodgers’ rookie-level team and, while there, young players get their first taste of the minor league life. Daniel Robinson headlines the list of standouts as he hit .332 in his first 205 professional at-bats. Young shortstop, Ronny Brito hit a team-leading 11 home runs in 219 ABs and on the pitching side, Jose Chacin, who finished the year with Great Lakes was a standout performer.
But, those were just some standouts from each team. The system as a whole had some standouts and this article will recognize those players. Awards that will be given out are MVP, LVP, Cy Young, and Manager of the Year.