Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Abreu named Durham's pitcher of the year

The Rays haven't said who wins their annual minor-league awards, but we apparently know one victor.

Right-hander Winston Abreu is Durham's pitcher of the year, according to a Bulls release announcing the team's postseason roster. Abreu was 3-1 with a 1.94 ERA in 37 appearances this year. He allowed just 23 hits in 51 innings, walked 16 and struck out 77.

The Rays annually honor a minor-league hitter and pitcher of the year, plus name a top hitter and pitcher for each of their affiliates. They spread the wealth, so the organizational winners won't double-up and win a team award, too. The Rays bring in the honorees for an on-field ceremony near the end of the season.

Who are your picks?

3 comments:

rays3fan said...

I would pick Jeremy Hellickson for Pitcher of the Year. He is a combined 9-2 with a 2.45 ERA. Has a 132:29 strikeout to walk ratio. He also lowered the number of HRs he allowed.

I would pick Desmond Jennings for Hitter of the Year. He hit a combined .318 with 11 HRs and 62 RBIs from the lead-off spot. He was also successful stealing 52 out of 59 bases.

Bubba-36109 said...

For Montgomry
Hellickson - Pitcher of Year
Jennings - Hitter of the Year

Kevin Gengler said...

Hellickson & Jennings and I'm not sure it's all that close.