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Yankees Pitching Prospect Awards

Camarena wins the D.J. Mitchell award

Rather than merely hand out awards like the Pitcher of the Year and the like, we hand out various prospect superlative awards including, but not limited to; the "Phil Hughes Award" to the pitcher who best combined results with talent, the "Manny Banuelos Award" to the lower level pitching prospect who is much better than the national media realizes, etc, etc.

The Phil Hughes Award is more than just the Pitcher of the Year award, a distinction that normally only requires above average statistics. It's given to the pitching prospect who best combined actual game results with overall pitching talent, not to a pitcher who merely put up numbers. This year's award goes to Tampa and Trenton left-hander Manny Banuelos. He walked too many -- 71 in 129....

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