I'll have the game preview post up in about 20 minutes, but I wanted to get this posted separately, as the press release just came out:
The Chicago Cubs today announced outfielder Kyler Burke and right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman have been named the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The two will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to Chicago’s 12:05 p.m. CT game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday, October 3 at Wrigley Field.
Burke, 21, batted .303 (141-for-465) with 43 doubles, three triples, 15 homers, 89 RBI, 78 walks, 93 runs scored and a .405 on-base percentage in 132 games for Single-A Peoria. He led the Midwest League in doubles, was second in on-base percentage and extra-base hits (61), third in runs scored and slugging percentage (.505), tied for third in RBI and sixth in batting average.
In just his second professional season, Coleman went 14-6 with a 3.68 ERA (61 ER/149.0 IP) in 27 starts for Double-A Tennessee, helping the club to the Southern League North Division title. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder tied for the league lead in victories, surrendered two or fewer walks in 18 of his starts and tossed 6.0 or more innings 13 times. He was named to the Southern League All-Star Team after finishing the first half 9-4 with a 2.93 ERA (32 ER/98.1 IP) in 17 starts.