The 2012 minor league regular season concluded on Tuesday evening, as the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox), 10-3, in the Triple-A National Championship Game.
Reno’s victory concluded what has been a spectacular minor league season. For the first time, draft picks logged significant experience at their respective levels thanks to the new accelerated July 13 signing deadline as implemented by the latest collective bargaining agreement. Furthermore, we have seen an unexpected amount of top prospects reach the major leagues, many of whom contributed immediately.
But now that the postseason is in the books, it’s time to both look at and rank the best minor league playoff performances from this season.