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Former Ray Glaesmann Named Organization's Player of Year

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Former 2010 Princeton Rays' outfielder Todd Glaesmann was named as the Tampa Bay Rays' 2012 "Minor League Player of the Year" for their entire organization.  He received his award on the field at Tropicana Field just prior to the Tampa Bay Rays major league game there on September 19.

Glaesmann led all Tampa Bay minor leaguers this season with 21 home runs as he split time between the organization's two Class-A teams, the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League and the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League.  Prior to his July promotion to the Stone Crabs, he appeared in 91 games for Bowling Green and clubbed 13 homers, 17 doubles, 5 triples and 53 RBI.

Tampa Bay named Most Valuable Players for all their minor league farm teams and several of the winners are former Princeton players.  The winner at AA Montgomery was pitcher Alex Colome (2008 P-Ray), Bowling Green was outfielder Drew Vettleson (2011), and Hudson Valley's winner was pitcher Jeff Ames (2011).  Vettleson won the MVP honors for the Princeton Rays last year.

As for Princeton, the Tampa Bay Rays selected pitcher Blake Snell as the MVP winner for the 2012 Princeton Rays.  Snell, who was also named "Pitcher of the Year" in the Appalachian League this season, recorded a 5-1 mark to go along with a low 2.09 earned run average.  He struck out 53 hitters in 47 innings of work while Appy League hitters were only able to muster a .202 batting average against him.