In what has evolved into a less publicized rite of passage on the farm, each year certain prospects…
Pitching Prospect Awards
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 Charleston Riverdogs' left-hander Manny Banuelos. The 18-year old went 9-5 with a 2.67 ERA, limited opposing batters to a .219 batting average, struck out nearly one batter per inning pitched, all while being one of the youngest pitchers in the South Atlantic League, and he did it all while showing three plus pitches and great command. The Zach McAllister Award is given to the...
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