MARSHALL, Minn. – The A's finished the 2013 season with an impressive 20-8 record, and came within 1 game of reaching the Super Sections for the second consecutive year.
Tbe announcing the winners for Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Cy Young, and MVP are as follows...
Rookie of the Year
Jason Minett is your 2013 A's Rookie of the Year. The Ruthton, MN native finished his debut season with team-high 33 runs scored. Minett hit .318 with 2 homeruns and 22 RBIs over 110 at bats and was a mainstay in a potent A's lineup. His 15 walks were good for second most on the team.
Also Considered: Jaron Christenson (2-0, 1.29 ERA), Travis McGlauflin (6-2, 1.63 ERA)
Tanner Neale is your 2013 A's Most Improved player. The catcher busted out at the plate in his second season, hitting .378 with 19 runs and 16 RBIs in 90 at bats. Neale also finished second on the team with 10 doubles, up from 3 doubles in 2012. Neale also showed a strong arm behind the plate and did a great job controlling the running game.
Also Considered: Mason Schnaible (.268 AVG, 14 runs, 17 RBIs)
Travis McGlauflin is your 2013 Cy Young award winner. The starter led the team in wins, finishing 6-2 on the season. McGlauflin had a sparkling 1.63 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 55 1/3 innings, while holding opponents to a .227 batting average.
Also Considered: Jordon Kontz (1-1, 3.18 ERA, 2 Saves), Nate Dickhausen (3-3, 4.44 ERA)
Zach Olson is your 2013 MVP for the A's, edging out 2-time defending MVP Andrew Kinney. The outfielder cracked the .400 mark for the second year in a row, hitting .409 in 93 at bats. Olson led the team in walks (18) and homeruns (3), while finishing near the top in runs scored (25), RBIs (28), OBP (.500) and extra base hits (11).
Also Considered: Andrew Kinney (.422 AVG, 26 runs, 34 RBIs), Jordon Kontz (.500 AVG, 18 runs, 13 RBIs, 1-1, 3.18 ERA, 2 Saves)