Blake Gailen Wins 2012 Baseball America Independent Player Of The Year

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This week, Baseball America named Blake Gailen as its 2012 independent leagues player of the year award winner.  Blake played for the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League.  The article goes into his independent league background including stops in:


  • 2007 South Coast League
  • 2008 Wichita Wingnuts
  • 2009 Yuma Scorpions (cut for the Colombian player switch) and then with the Chico Heat of the Golden Baseball League
  • stops in affiliated leagues
  • 2012 Lancaster Barnstormers

The article also mentioned the list of other players on Baseball America’s 2012 Independent All-Star Team.  Players from all of the independent leagues except the Pecos League were named.  Here is the entire list:

Congratulations to the players for their efforts and to receive the award.

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