The Pittsburgh Pirates had three minor league players take home weekly awards for their performances last week. Harold Ramirez was named the Florida State League player of the week, while Carlos Munoz won the Appalachian League award. Morgantown’s Jonathan Brubaker won the NYPL pitcher of the week.
Ramirez spent the previous week playing for Colombia in the Pan-Am games, so he came back on fire. He won the award despite not playing Monday, plus Bradenton had one game rained out and another ended early due to rain. Ramirez went 9-for-20, drove in eight runs and stole three bases. He is hitting .367/.414/.515 in 42 games this year.
Munoz drove in 14 runs and had four 3-hit games last week. He hit four homers, including three on Saturday night. He also scored ten runs this past week. Munoz’s streak actually goes back eight days, as he had four hits, three runs and a homer the previous Sunday.
Brubaker pitched a gem this week, retiring the first 17 batters on Saturday, before the 18th reached on a throwing error after a strikeout. He also pitched Monday and threw five shutout innings, so it was a strong week for the 2015 sixth round draft pick.