Welcome to Brewerfan.net's season-ending edition of Farm Hops in which we will review the entire 2008 season of all of the Brewers minor league affiliates. Toby Harrmann, Brad Jiles, Jim Goulart and myself are going to hand out some hardware while tackling some of the key issues while looking ahead to the 2009 season.
Minor League Player of the Year 2008:
Mat Gamel, 3B, Huntsville Stars/Nashville Sounds/Milwaukee Brewers
Mat Gamel can hit, no doubt about it, as he has done so at every level since he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 draft. And he continues to get better, seeing his power bloom considerably this past year after being named the MVP of the Hawaii Winter Baseball league last fall. He was one of three players on the Huntsville Stars squad that was considered for this award, including Alcides Escobar and Angel Salome. Since we