McBroom named MWL MVP; Torres prospect of the year

Lansing's Ryan McBroom (foreground) stands at first base during this year's MWL All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Lansing’s Ryan McBroom (foreground) stands at first base during this year’s MWL All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Lansing Lugnuts first baseman/designated hitter Ryan McBroom is this year’s Midwest League Most Valuable Player, and South Bend Cubs shortstop Gleyber Torres is the Midwest League Prospect of the Year.

Through Sunday, McBroom is batting .324 with 11 HR and 82 RBI in 115 games. His batting average leads the Midwest League. His RBI total is second only to that of Lake County Captains first baseman Bobby Bradley, who has 85 RBI.

McBroom has played 69 games at first base, 36 games as designated hitter, and 10 games in left field this season.

Through Sunday, Torres is batting .296 with 3 HR, 61 RBI and 22 SB in 112 games. His batting average ranks seventh in the Midwest League. He is tied with Peoria Chiefs second baseman Darren Seferina for 14th on the stolen bases list for this season.

Torres has played all his games at shortstop this year.

South Bend Cubs SS Gleyber Torres is the 2015 MWL Prospect of the Year. (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

South Bend Cubs SS Gleyber Torres is the 2015 MWL Prospect of the Year. (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

In addition to McBroom, Torres and Seferina, the Midwest League postseason all-stars are Quad Cities River Bandits third baseman Nick Tanielu, River Bandits catcher Jacob Nottingham, West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Mike Gerber, Fort Wayne TinCaps outfielder Nick Torres, Great Lakes Loons outfielder Alex Verdugo, Dayton Dragons pitcher Tyler Mahle, Chiefs pitchers Austin Gomber and Kyle Grana, and Kane County Cougars pitcher Zac Curtis.

River Bandits skipper Josh Bonifay is the Midwest League Manager of the Year. The River Bandits won the first-half Western Division title with a 45-23 record. They have a 34-21 record in the second half, giving them a 79-44 overall record this season.

This is Bonifay’s first season as manager of the River Bandits.

Quad Cities manager Josh Bonifay is interviewed after a River Bandits win this season. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Quad Cities manager Josh Bonifay is interviewed after a River Bandits win this season. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

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