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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