With the Minor League Baseball season officially over we take a look back at the top performers at each level for the Atlanta Braves and give our MVP and Cy Young awards.
As I’ve been saying all season long, it’s been a joy to have Minor League Baseball back and I’ve enjoyed watching a lot of these talented Atlanta Braves prospects.
Now it’s time to hand out some internet hardware as I’ll give you my MVP and Cy Young at each level — minimum 200 at-bats or 50 innings pitched at that level. And then I’ll give you my overall MVP and Cy Young for the entire system.
Gwinnett Stripers (71-58)
MVP: Johan Camargo — This will probably frustrate a lot of Braves fans who are frustrated with Johan Camargo, but he absolutely crushed it at Triple-A this season slashing .326/.401/.557 with a .958 OPS and 19 home runs.
Unfortunately for him, the Braves infield stayed healthy all year and his services weren’t really needed. I have a feeling Camargo won’t be a Brave next year. Maybe his great season at Gwinnett will give him some added value in trade talks this offseason.
Honorable mention: Travis Demeritte (.282/.363/.575, .938 OPS, 21 home runs)
Cy Young: Kyle Wright — Again, Braves fans who are frustrated with Wright’s lack of consistency at the big league level might be frustrated with this, but it was a brilliant season for Wright at Gwinnett. He was 10-5 in 24 starts with a 3.02 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 137 strikeouts in 137 innings.
Like Camargo, I think there is also a good chance we see Kyle Wright moved this offseason in a trade, so hopefully this season improved his value.
Honorable mention: Kyle Muller (3.39 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 79.2 IP, 93 Ks)