The Texas Rangers were named the Organization of the Year by Topps for their outstanding performance throughout the organization — majors and minors. It's the first time the Rangers have won the award, which dates back to 1966.
The criteria for the award are: all-star players, players of the month, minor league player of the year in each league and the overall minor league player of the year. Points are also given for being named to the Topps Major League Rookie all-star team.
The Rangers’ individual winners included: Jurickson Profar (Topps 2012 All-Star/ Player of the Month – Texas League); Joey Gallo (Topps 2012 All-Star / Player of the Month/ Player of the Year – Arizona League); Engel Beltre (Topps 2012 All-Star – Texas League); Leonys Martin (Player of the Month – Pacific Coast League.); Mike Olt (Topps 2012 All-Star – Texas League).
Looking at that list makes you realize why the Rangers have been in the driver's seat this past week at the Winter Meetings because they just simply hold so many chips.