The 2010 season is now over, which means it's time to hand out the hardware! Who excelled as the Lakeland Flying Tigers top pitcher and position player? Find out inside!
Lakeland Flying Tigers Player of the Year: 1B Jordan Lennerton
.301/.393/.505, 15 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 0 SB
Lennerton joined the Tigers as a 33rd round pick in 2008, and was viewed by many as a guy picked up to help fill out the short-season rosters. He's certainly doing his best to change that tune, with some impressive hitting and very good defense. After a solid year in West Michigan in 2009, Lennerton returned to the ‘Caps to start the 2010 season, and posted a strong .290/.386/.402 line in 59 games. He was then promoted to Lakeland, where he proceeded to absolutely rake in his 57 games for the Flying Tigers. Lennerton posted a .301 average and .898 OPS that was supported by 15 doubles and an impressive nine home runs. Despite being a 33rd round pick a couple of years ago, the British Columbia native is doing his part to change the perception of his prospect status.
Lakeland Flying Tigers Pitcher of the Year: LHP Adam Wilk
9-5, 3.01 ERA, 143.2 IP, 100 K, 19 BB, .250 BAA
Wilk may have finished the year with a strong run at Double-A Erie, but he did the vast majority of his damage with Lakeland this summer; compiling a 9-5 record in 24 starts for the Flying Tigers. The 22-year old lefty was solid with a 3.01 ERA while averaging nearly six innings per start for a total of 143 2/3 innings at High-A. Wilk struck out an even 100 hitters in the Florida State League, and while his 139 hits allowed is solidly impressive, his miniscule total of just 19 walks issued is downright outstanding. Wilk was a workhorse of sorts for the Flying Tigers this summer, and he continued that trend at Erie, where he nearly average eight innings per start over his three starts at the level; posting a 1.14 ERA and allowing just ten hits.