The Midwest League’s postseason awards were announced this afternoon. (Yes, it’s odd that they aren’t announced after the season is actually over.) Beloit Snappers 3B Miguel Sano, the Minnesota Twins’ top prospect, was named the league’s prospect of the year. Former Lansing Lugnuts OF Kevin Pillar (he was promoted to High-A awhile ago) was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.
Sano is batting .260 with 27 HR and 98 RBI through 126 games with the Snappers this season. Pillar batted .322 with 5 HR, 57 RBI and 35 SB in 86 games with the Lugnuts this year.
In May, Pillar tied the Midwest League record for most hits in a game with a 6-for-6 performance against the Dayton Dragons. I wrote about it here.
Lansing’s John Tamargo, Jr., was named the Midwest League manager of the year.
I will write about the entire Midwest League Postseason All-Star Team later, but I have to end this post here so I can get ready to leave for the Quad Cities. I’ll be at tonight’s game when the River Bandits take on the Kane County Cougars. As always, I’ll be live-tweeting updates from the game.