Kipnis leads Columbus to AAA title; Bats, Gaynor honored

Minor League Baseball

Jason Kipnis; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball, including the final MiLB game of 2010:

  • One-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis was a single shy of hitting for the cycle for the second consecutive game as he helped lead AAA Columbus to a 12-6 win over Tacoma in the AAA National Championship. Kipnis finished the game 3-4 with a double, triple, home run, one RBI and three runs scored.
  • John Wagner, writing for Baseball America, selects former WKU infielder Wade Gaynor as the best player in the Detroit Tigers’ farm system this season.
  • John Fay, writing for BA, named Louisville Bats catcher Devin Mesoraco the Reds’ best minor league player this season, Bats left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman the Reds’ best pitcher and Bats outfielder Dave Sappelt as one to watch in the system.
  • Mike Fields of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes on his blog that PLD alum A. J. Ellis is a big hit with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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