Alex Gordon hit his 20th HR tonight to be the first player in the minor leagues to have 20 HR and 20 SB. It really has been a great season for Gordon who made the jump from college straight to AA ball look pretty easy. He has proven his power is legit, he can work counts, hit it all over the field, and even be one of the better base stealers with out having top notch speed. Right now I pretty much think he is almost a lock for minor league player of the year. Other minors leaguers have also had great years, but his prospect status and year combined have him at the top for me.
Don't look now, but the Royals have talent ... yep and it's coming fairly soon. You have the obvious Gordon and Butler who are two of the best hitting prospects, but then Hochevar just signed and Greinke is making progress. Let alone Teahen has actually decided to start swinging the bat, his hot streak will eventually end ... but I think he is proving to be a very solid bat in the future.