Monday, October 18, 2010

2010 MiLBY Awards (Best Hitter Results and Best Reliever Nominations)

Minor League Baseball continues the voting process for their 2010 award winners. Fans are able to cast a vote for their choice for Best Starter, Best Hitter, Best Reliever, Best Game and Best Team. The first two awards have been given out and the voting for the last award concludes in November. Visit the 2010 MiLBY Awards page to cast a vote.

The results for the second poll, Best Hitter, were released today. The Rays organization had only one player nominated, Dan Johnson. Johnson placed fourth in the AAA pool.

The third poll is for the 2010 Best Reliever and is open until Monday October 25. The Rays are represented by Winston Abreu (AAA), Matt Gorgen (AA), Zach Quate (A+) and Scott Shuman (A).

Abreu finished the season with a 23 saves, 2.28 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings.

Gorgen was the Southern League leader in saves with 22 on the year as well as a mid and post season all-star. He held a 1.65 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched. Gorgen was traded to the Diamondbacks following the season as the PTBNL from the Chad Qualls trade but has earned nomination here due to his performance for the Biscuits and the organization this season.

Quate followed a great debut season in 2009 with an even better sophomore season in 2010 with the Stone Crabs. He recorded 25 saves while striking out 90 hitter and holding a 1.49 ERA in 72 1/3 innings.

Shuman led all Midwest League relievers with 111 strikeouts. He had 14 saves and an ERA of 3.01 in 71.2 innings on the mound for the Hot Rods.

Click here to go to the MiLB website to cast your vote.

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