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Eastern League Pitcher of the Year Award

The Eastern League Pitcher of the Year Award is an annual award given to the best pitcher in minor league baseball's Eastern League. In 1985, Brad Arnsberg won the first ever award.

Eastern League
Pitcher of the Year Award
Awarded forEastern League's Regular Season Pitcher of the Year
CountryUnited States
First awarded1985
Currently held byMatt Manning

Five players from the New Haven Ravens/New Hampshire Fisher Cats have been selected for the award, more than any other team in the league, followed by the Binghamton Mets/Rumble Ponies and Portland Sea Dogs (4); the Albany-Colonie Yankees/Richmond Flying Squirrels, Bowie Baysox, Glens Falls Tigers/Trenton Thunder, Nashua Pirates/Harrisburg Senators and Vermont Reds/Akron Aeros (3); the New Britain Rock Cats/Hartford Yard Goats (2); and the Altoona Curve, Erie SeaWolves, Hagerstown Suns, Reading Phillies, and Williamsport Bills (1).

Four players from the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations have won the award, more than any other, followed by the Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, and New York Yankees organizations (3); the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations (2); and the Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and San Francisco Giants organizations (1).

WinnersEdit

 
Jon Lester, 2005 Pitcher of the Year
 
Brad Bergesen, 2008 Pitcher of the Year
 
Jeanmar Gómez, 2009 Pitcher of the Year
Year Winner Team Organization Record Saves ERA Ks Ref
1985 Brad Arnsberg Albany-Colonie Yankees New York Yankees 14–2 0 1.59 82 [1]
1986 Jim Neidlinger Nashua Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 12–7 0 2.42 98 [2]
1987 Rob Lopez Vermont Reds Cincinnati Reds 13–4 0 2.40 82 [3]
1988 Cesar Mejia Glens Falls Tigers Detroit Tigers 14–5 0 2.93 99 [4]
1989 Rod Imes Albany-Colonie Yankees New York Yankees 17–6 0 2.73 128 [5]
1990 Mike Gardiner Williamsport Bills Seattle Mariners 12–8 0 1.90 149 [6]
1991 Arthur Rhodes Hagerstown Suns Baltimore Orioles 7–4 0 2.70 115 [7]
1992 Bobby Jones Binghamton Mets New York Mets 12–4 0 1.88 143 [8]
1993 Joey Eischen Harrisburg Senators Montreal Expos 14–4 0 3.62 110 [9]
1994 Juan Acevedo New Haven Ravens Colorado Rockies 17–6 0 2.37 161 [10]
1995 Paul Wilson Binghamton Mets New York Mets 6–3 0 2.17 127 [11]
1996 Carl Pavano Trenton Thunder Boston Red Sox 16–5 0 2.63 143 [12]
1997 Mike Vavrek New Haven Ravens Colorado Rockies 12–3 0 2.57 101 [13]
1998 Brent Stentz New Britain Rock Cats Minnesota Twins 1–2 43 1.98 65 [14]
1999 Michael Tejera Portland Sea Dogs Florida Marlins 13–4 0 2.62 152 [15]
2000 Greg Wooten New Haven Ravens Seattle Mariners 17–3 0 2.31 115 [16]
2001 John Stephens Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles 11–4 0 1.84 130 [17]
2002 Ryan Madson Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 16–4 0 3.20 132 [18]
2003 Sean Burnett Altoona Curve Pittsburgh Pirates 14–6 0 3.21 86 [19]
2004 Gustavo Chacín New Hampshire Fisher Cats Toronto Blue Jays 16–2 0 2.86 109 [20]
2005 Jon Lester Portland Sea Dogs Boston Red Sox 11–6 0 2.61 163 [21]
2006 Adam Miller Akron Aeros Cleveland Indians 15–6 0 2.75 157 [22]
2007 Alan Horne Trenton Thunder New York Yankees 12–4 0 3.11 165 [23]
2008 Brad Bergesen Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles 15–6 0 3.22 72 [24]
2009 Jeanmar Gómez Akron Aeros Cleveland Indians 10–4 0 3.43 109 [25]
2010 Kyle Drabek New Hampshire Fisher Cats Toronto Blue Jays 14–9 0 2.94 132 [26]
2011 Brad Peacock Harrisburg Senators Washington Nationals 10–2 0 2.01 129 [27]
2012 Chris Heston Richmond Flying Squirrels San Francisco Giants 9–8 0 2.24 135 [28]
2013 Anthony Ranaudo Portland Sea Dogs Boston Red Sox 8–4 0 2.95 106 [29]
2014 Henry Owens Portland Sea Dogs Boston Red Sox 14–4 0 2.60 126 [30]
2015 Michael Fulmer Binghamton Mets
Erie SeaWolves
New York Mets
Detroit Tigers
10–3 0 2.14 116 [31]
2016 Germán Márquez Hartford Yard Goats Colorado Rockies 9–6 0 2.85 126 [32]
2017 Corey Oswalt Binghamton Rumble Ponies New York Mets 12–5 0 2.28 119 [33]
2018 Keegan Akin Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles 14–7 0 3.27 142 [34]
2019 Matt Manning Erie SeaWolves Detroit Tigers 11–5 0 2.56 148 [35]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Season-Ending Awards". Eastern League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
Specific
  1. ^ "Brad Arnsberg Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jim Neidlinger Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rob Lopez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Cesar Mejia Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Rod Imes Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mike Gardiner Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Arthur Rhodes Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Bobby Jones Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Joey Eischen Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Juan Acevedo Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "Paul Wilson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "Carl Pavano Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  13. ^ "Mike Vavrek Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "Brent Stentz Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "Michael Tejera Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "Greg Wooten Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "John Stephens Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "Ryan Madson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  19. ^ "Sean Burnett Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  20. ^ "Gustavo Chacín Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  21. ^ "Jon Lester Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  22. ^ "Adam Miller Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  23. ^ "Alan Horne Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  24. ^ "Brad Bergesen Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  25. ^ "Jeanmar Gómez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  26. ^ "Kyle Drabek Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  27. ^ "Brad Peacock Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  28. ^ "Chris Heston Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  29. ^ "Anthony Ranaudo Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  30. ^ "Henry Owens Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  31. ^ "Michael Fulmer Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  32. ^ "Germán Márquez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  33. ^ "Corey Oswalt Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  34. ^ "Keegan Akin Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  35. ^ "Matt Manning Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 18, 2019.