Jackson Generals right-hander Brandon Maurer won the Southern League pitcher of the year award.
He was 9-2 with a 3.20 ERA and was 14-of-23 on quality starts. His ERA ranked fifth in the league and the 22-year-old served up just four home runs in 137 2/3 innings.
Maurer, with 11 starts where he gave up one earned run or less, helped the Generals finish 79-61, which was the best record in the league.
With an injury (James Paxton) and promotion (Danny Hultzen to bigger pitching prospects, Maurer was Jackson's best starter over the final three months. From June 1 to the end of the season, he was 7-1 with a 2.50 ERA in 14 games.
A 23rd-round draft pick in 2008, Maurer is the franchise's first pitcher of the year since 2005 when Ricky Nolasco won for the then-named West Tenn Diamond Jaxx,