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J.R. Murphy wins the Austin Jackson award

Rather than merely hand out awards like the Hitter of the Year and the like, we hand out various prospect superlative awards including, but not limited to; the "Robinson Cano Award" to the hitter who finally started tapping his potential at the higher levels, the "Austin Romine Award" to the hitting prospect who is much better than the national media realizes, etc, etc.

The Robinson Cano Award goes to the prospect who showed lower level promise at one time and then struggled, but then finally started showing that offensive potential once again after getting to the higher minor league levels. This year's award goes to Trenton outfielder Ray Kruml. Kruml, who showed plus defense and superb speed back in 2008 when he was drafted, hit a career high .294 with...

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