The end of each even-numbered season spawns a familiar ritual as Minor and Major League clubs seek new affiliation partners. Ben Hill surveys the myriad changes that have occurred.
The Southern League's regular-season Most Valuable Player Tyler O'Neill also waltzed off with that honor for the playoffs as Jackson swept Mississippi to snare the circuit's crown.
Jackson's Tyler O'Neill, who currently ranks first or second in the league in all three Triple Crown categories, headlines the selections for the 2016 end-of-season SL All-Star team.
Tennessee's Victor Caratini took a step back at the plate when he began his conversion to catcher in 2014, but the Cubs prospect has been a much more consistent hitter this year.
Tennessee's Chesny Young has shown an ability to swing a potent bat while playing almost any position on the field -- a quality prized by unorthodox Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
After a hot start in the Carolina League and a blistering Double-A debut, Ian Happ has cooled lately but kept his confidence as he adjusts to better pitching and increases his defensive versatility.