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Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Francisco Cordero won this award in 1999
Recent history of winners for Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

Years Available1994-2012

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Historical Winners - Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2012Nick CastellanosLF-OF86-4 195 R-R 1992-03-04 20Davie,Florida MLB2010-20182013-2018
2010- 1-  44-DET
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
2011Drew SmylyP16-3 190 L-L 1989-06-13 22Little Rock,Arkansas MLB2009-20182012-2016
2010- 2-  68-DET
ArkansasActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)
2010Jacob TurnerP26-4 205 R-R 1991-05-21 19St. Charles,Missouri MLB2010-20182011-2018
2009- 1-   9-DET
Free Agent  
2009Alex AvilaC35-11 210 L-R 1987-01-29 22Pembroke Pines,Florida MLB2006-20182009-2018
2008- 5- 163-DET
AlabamaActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
2008Rick PorcelloP66-5 195 R-R 1988-12-27 19Morristown,New Jersey MLB2008-20182009-2018
2007- 1-  27-DET
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
2007Jair JurrjensP46-1 160 R-R 1986-01-29 21Willemstad,Curacao MLB2003-20182007-2014
2003-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent  
2006Cameron MaybinCF106-3 200 R-R 1987-04-04 19Asheville,North Carolina MLB2006-20182007-2018
2005- 1-  10-DET
Free Agent  
2005Justin VerlanderP296-5 200 R-R 1983-02-20 22Manakin-Sabot,Virginia MLB2002-20182005-2018
2004- 1-   2-DET
Old Dominion U.ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2004Curtis GrandersonCF-LF156-1 180 L-R 1981-03-16 23Blue Island,Illinois MLB2000-20182004-2018
2002- 3-  80-DET
Illinois-ChicagoFree Agent  
2003Jon ConnollyP46-0 205 R-L 1983-08-24 19Oneonta,New York AAA2001-2008-
2001-28- 837-DET
2002Eric Munson3B106-3 220 L-R 1977-10-03 24San Diego,California MLB1997-20112000-2009
1999- 1-   3-DET
2001Nate CornejoP26-5 200 R-R 1979-09-24 21Wellington,Kansas MLB1998-20062001-2004
1998- 1-  34-DET
2000Calvin ChipperfieldP36-1 170 R-R 1978-03-07 22Adelaide,Australia AA1998-2002-
1998-14- 417-DET
Mount San Antonio Col  
1999Francisco CorderoP76-2 200 R-R 1975-05-11 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20121999-2012
1994-   UDFA-DET
1998Gabe KaplerCF-RF86-2 208 R-R 1975-08-31 22Hollywood,California MLB1995-20101998-2010
Moorpark Col  
1996Bubba TrammellRF-LF76-2 220 R-R 1971-11-06 24Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1993-20071997-2003
1994-11- 305-DET
Tennessee, Cleveland St CC  
1995Brandon ReedP16-4 195 R-R 1974-12-18 20Flint,Michigan AAA1994-2002-
1994Tony Clark1B66-7 245 B-R 1972-06-15 22Newton,Kansas MLB1990-20091995-2009
1990- 1-   2-DET
San Diego St, Arizona