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.
Playoff MVP David Bote recorded another multi-hit game and the bullpen posted six zeros as Myrtle Beach became the first team to win back-to-back Mills Cup championships in 30 years.
The Pelicans' Trevor Clifton is Pitcher of the Year, but MVP Bobby Bradley is one of six HIllcats selected as an end-of-season All-Star, with Mark Budzinski named the Manager of the Year.
Bobby Bradley has set career highs in home runs and RBIs with the Hillcats this season, but it's his use of the entire field and his defense at first base that have been his primary concerns.
Brandon Downes saw an uptick in his strikeout rate at the start of the season, but the Blue Rocks outfielder has incorporated some changes at the plate to help him reach base more often.