SAN ANTONIO – A former New Braunfels High School baseball star has been named the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year for the 2022 season, according to Milb.com.
Jordan Westburg, 23, is an infielder in the Baltimore Orioles farm system.
This season, Westburg hit 27 home runs with 96 runs scored and 106 RBIs, along with a .265 batting average in 138 games split between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk.
“I’m proud of the award,” Westburg said to MLB.com. “I put in a lot of work this offseason to produce the way I did this year. I’m happy that I won it. Essentially, at the big league level, it’s not about me. It’s about winning games and winning championships. That’s what it’s going to come down to. Right now, it’s still cool to win this award.”
Westburg was tops among all Orioles’ minor league teams in multiple categories, including RBIs, doubles and extra-base hits and ranked in the top 10 among all minor league hitters in games played, extra base hits, and doubles.
The article says he ranks as the No. 77 prospect in all of baseball, while also ranking as the No. 5 prospect in the Orioles farm system.
He was selected by the team in the 2020 MLB Draft, out of Mississippi State.