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MMLN – Kingsport Post-Season Awards
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Phillips Orta: 4-4, 2.05 ERA, 14 G, 3 GS, 44 IP, 31 K, 21 BB, .222 OBA The 6-foot-2 right-hander continues to raise eyebrows with his stiff one-two punch of a mid-90s fastball and snapping curveball. Though he at times gets himself in trouble with walks, when he is in command the lower third of the strike zone he becomes extremely tough on hitters on both sides of the plate. The movement he gets on his fastball makes it difficult for hitters the lift the ball which boosts his groundball/flyball ratio [1.85 in ‘08] and prevents hitters from making ideal contact [35 hits allowed this year]. Despite the strong year, a future role for the 22-year-old, whether in a rotation or as a relief, has yet to be defined. HONORABLE MENTION: Robert Carson: 2-3, 1.76 ERA, 6 GS...
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