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Liriano honored again

Named Topps Player of the Year for the Midwest League

TinCaps outfielder Rymer Liriano was named the Topps Player of the Year in the Midwest League in presentation of the annual George M. Trautman Awards. The Topps

Company in New York awards the top player in each of the 16 Minor Leagues every year.

Liriano finished with a .319 batting average, third in the Midwest League and also ranked in the top-10 in hits with 145, 81 runs scored, eight triples, and 227 total bases.

The 20-year-old from the Dominican Republic was also named the 2011 Midwest League Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year, voted by the managers of the 16-team Midwest League.

Liriano finished the 2011 season with 30 doubles, 12 home runs and 65 stolen bases. His year was one of just three in the previous 20 seasons of minor league baseball with 30 or more doubles, 10 or more home runs and 60 or more stolen bases.

He also had an on-base percentage of .383, a slugging percentage of .499 and on-base plus slugging percentage of .882, all three that ranked in the top-10 of the Midwest League.

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