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Players of the Year: South Bend

Players of the Year: South Bend

When Justin Upton was made the #1 overall pick in the 2005 First Year Player Draft he was supposed to be the Player of the Year this year. Not surprisingly, some disagree, and Keith Glab thought another outfielder deserved the honor. Meanwhile South Bend featured a pair of undrafted free agent pitchers who surprised everyone to claim the honors this season.

Greg ThomsonThommy went into spring training believing that he was going to be the everyday center fielder in South Bend.  Then a certain prospect named Justin Upton converted from shortstop to center field, usurping Thomson's role on the team and in the organization. But Greg Thomson took it all in stride. He wound up splitting time at all three outfield positions, playing... Recommended Stories

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