St. Petersburg, FL - Minor League Baseball™ and the Topps Company announced today that outfielder Adam Brett Walker has been named the winner of the George M. Trautman award as the Topps/Midwest League Player of the Year.
The Twins selected Walker in the third round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft out of Jacksonville University and he led the Midwest League with 27 home runs and 109 RBI in 129 games for the Kernels this past season. Walker joins fellow Twin Chris Colabello, who was named the Player of the Year in the International League, playing for the Rochester Red Wings.
The Baltimore Orioles let all Major League Baseball organizations with three farmhands selected, while the Twins, Diamondbacks, Mets and Giants each had two honorees. A total of 10 MLB organizations are represented in all.
Topps acknowledges the top performers throughout Minor League Baseball, including monthly awards and all-star teams in each classification.
2014 Kernels season ticket packages are on sale now at the stadium by calling the Kernels at (319) 363-3887. Individual game tickets go on sale Monday, March 10th at 10 am. The Kernels open the 2014 Midwest League season at home at 6:35 pm against Clinton on Thursday, April 3rd.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins
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