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Players of the Year: Diamondbacks System

Players of the Year: Diamondbacks System

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Justin Upton and Esmerling Vasquez for their minor league Player and Pitcher of the Year. We couldn't argue with the Upton selection, but we found another pitcher who we feel edges out Vasquez.

Position Player of the Year - OF Justin Upton What more can be said of Justin Upton?  Most 19-year olds toil in the lower levels, but Justin Upton dominated first Hi-A pitching, then Double-A pitching, before earning a shot at the big leagues.  His combined numbers at Visalia and Mobile included a .319 batting average, 47 extra base hits, 19 stolen bases, and 56 walks in just 103 games. His...

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