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Fort Wayne TinCaps Hitter of the Year

James Darnell

Summary: This season the TinCaps put out, on a daily basis, maybe the best offensive lineup in the history of the organization. Fort Wayne hit a collective .266/.365/.399, and despite losing three of their best offensive players in midseason, James Darnell, Matt Clark and Sawyer Carroll, they didn't skip a beat en route to 101 victories.

Overview: We used a simple formula for the awards, whichever team the player appeared at the most determined their eligibility. For the top prospect we took into account of not what the players did this year, but their age and ability to improve. Level: The Midwest League is often a prospect's first chance to be indoctrinated into full season ball. Known as a pitcher's league, as only eight...

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