Matt Mervis named Cubs Minor League Player of the Year

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October 12, 2022 – Northwoods League (Northwoods) – Kalamazoo Growlers Press Release

Kalamazoo, MI – 2018 Growler Matt Mervis was named Minor League Player of the Year by the Cubs organization. The only players to hit more homers in a minor league season in the Chicago Cubs organization than Matt Mervis were Kris Bryant, Bryan LaHair and Javier Baez. Mervis hit 36 ​​total homers during the 2022 season between three different teams. He enjoyed a rapid rise in the Cubs’ minor league system. Starting the season with the South Bend Cubs (Advanced-A), Matt was promoted to the Tennessee Smokies (AA) after 27 games and worked his way up to the Iowa Cubs (AAA). Mervis stat line for the 2022 season; .311 BA, 36 HR and 119 RBI. Matt Mervis should see himself playing at Wrigley Field very soon.


Mervis isn’t the only former Growler to win a minor league POY award this year. Niko Kavadas received the same award within the Red Sox organization. Meanwhile, Connor Hollis also won the Texas League (AA) batting title this year.

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