Pirates Sweep the League Awards at Both Levels of A-Ball

Yesterday we received the announcement that Quinn Priester won the Pitcher of the Year and Matt Fraizer was named the MVP of the old South Atlantic League. Today the old Florida State League named their MVP and Pitcher of the Year and the Pirates swept those awards. Adrian Florencio, who was named as the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Year, was named as his league’s Pitcher of the Year. Endy Rodriguez was named as the league’s MVP. The league also announced that reliever Enmanuel Mejia joined the two players on the league’s postseason All-Star team. Bradenton manager Jonathan Johnston won the Manager of the Year for leading his team to the league title.

Florencio had a 2.46 ERA in 95 innings, falling just short in the innings of qualifying for league leaders, where he would have led in ERA, WHIP (1.05) and BAA (.198). He lead the league with 117 strikeouts.

Rodriguez led the league with a .294 average, as part of his .294/.380/.512 slash line. He was second in slugging, second in OPS and fourth in OBP. He was second in doubles (25), third in triples (six) and third in homers (15), as well as second in RBIs (73), first in runs (73) and second in hits (111).

Enmanuel Mejia ended up the season in Greensboro. In Bradenton, he had a 0.00 ERA in 26.1 innings. He finished the year with an 0.42 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 42.2 innings.

Together with the Altoona awards, the Pirates had nine postseason All-Stars at the three levels.