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Position Player of the Year for Mobile

Josh Barfield

<b>AA - Josh Barfield - 2b</b><br><br> <i>2004 Season:</i> At first glance, a .248 batting average shouldn't merit "Player of the Year", but Barfield led the Southern League in RBI's with 90, hit 18 home runs and proved naysayers wrong that he couldn't play second base.

Additionally, Josh Barfield led the Mobile BayBears to the second Southern League championship in BayBears history, albeit a share of the Championships – it counts the same. Essentially, Barfield was the best player on the best team in the Southern League. Are there concerns about Barfield? Certainly. He struck out 119 times in 521 at bats, which is nearly 20 percent of the time. He had a...

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