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Players of the Year: Yakima

Players of the Year: Yakima

As our postseason awards continue we head to the Short Season A Northwest League. This is where Chris Carter first separated himself as an elite player, where Chad Tracy mashed, and where most of the top draft picks start their pro careers. Keith and James actually agree on Position Player, but while Keith went with a wily lefty, James picked an undrafted local boy.

Cyle Hankerd No suspense here.  The Diamondbacks only selected one position player with their first seven picks of the 2006 draft, so there was extra pressure on that lone pick to succeed.  Hankerd satisfied these high expectations and then some.  How do you top hitting .383 as a Junior out of USC?  By hitting .384 with your first professional team, of course.  While an average like that would... Recommended Stories

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