Reno Aces' top prospect, Corbin Carroll, makes contact with a pitch during a home game in July.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Former Reno Aces star Corbin Carroll was named as the minor leagues’ Player of the Year on Wednesday by USA Today.
Carroll, 22, has had a whirlwind 2022 season, playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ rookie team, the Double-A Amarillo Sod Poodles, the Triple-A Aces, and the D’backs. He got his MLB call-up on Aug. 29, and has played for Arizona since.
With the Aces, Carroll played in 33 games, slashing .287/.408/.535. He hit seven home runs, had 22 RBI, and added 11 steals.
Carroll was the 16th overall selection in the 2019 MLB entry draft. He played at Lakeside High School in Seattle.
“I’ve been all over the country scouting the minors this year,’’ a veteran National League scout told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. “He’s the best player I’ve seen. And it wasn’t really close. I love watching that kid.’’