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The USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award has been awarded since 1988. It is given to a single minor league player who is judged by USA Today's baseball experts as having had the most outstanding season.

While the award is less heralded than those given by Baseball America and The Sporting News (before being discontinued), it has a very good track record in honoring players who will develop into top rank major leaguers.

[edit] Award Winners

Year Player Organization Position
1988 Mike Harkey Chicago Cubs P
1989 Todd Zeile St. Louis Cardinals C/1B/3B
1990 Tino Martínez Seattle Mariners 1B
1991 Mark Wohlers Atlanta Braves P
1992 Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays 1B
1993 Cliff Floyd Montreal Expos OF
1994 Billy Ashley Los Angeles Dodgers OF
1995 Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves OF
1996 Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves OF
1997 Ben Grieve Oakland Athletics OF
1998 Gabe Kapler Detroit Tigers OF
1999 Rick Ankiel St. Louis Cardinals P
2000 Josh Hamilton Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF
2001 Josh Beckett Florida Marlins P
2002 José Reyes New York Mets SS
2003 Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers 1B
2004 Jeff Francis Colorado Rockies P
2005 Francisco Liriano Minnesota Twins P
2006 Matt Garza Minnesota Twins P
2007 Justin Upton Arizona Diamondbacks OF
2008 David Price Tampa Bay Rays P
2009 Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves OF
2010 Jeremy Hellickson Tampa Bay Rays P
2011 Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks 1B
2012 Wil Myers Kansas City Royals OF
2013 Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox SS
2014 Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs 3B

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