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Batter of the Year: Fort Wayne Wizards

Batter of the Year: Fort Wayne Wizards

Over a full season league, the requirements become slightly stiffer when evaluating our Batter of the Year. Seventy-five games is the threshold that drops some players out of contention – and I, the rebel that I am – hold that mark throughout the rest of our tour. A late surge by one player made this race a photo finish between three thoroughbreds.

Matt Lauderdale was the wild card, kicking up dirt over the last two months of the year to get in with the lead pack. In all honesty, he wasn't so much as a blip on the radar at the midpoint in the season. But, the horse that takes the lead at the midway point doesn't often win the race to the finish line, and if monies were won then we would all have fared better at the racetrack. Lauderdale...

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