2018 Short-Season A Pitcher of the Year

Next up in our tour around the minor leagues is our short-season A-ball pitcher of the year. This award is given to a pitcher in either the Northwest or New York-Penn Leagues.

First, history:

2017- Nick Margevicius (Staunton 2015)
2016- Jordan DeLorenzo (Front Royal 2013)
2015- Brody Greer (Rockbridge 2012)
2014- Ryan Yarbrough (Luray 2012)
2013- Jake Johansen (Front Royal 2011)
2012- Brian Holmes (Harrisonburg 2010)
2011- Ben Alsup (Luray 2009, Staunton 2010)
2010- Scott Copeland (Staunton 2007)

Gabe Mosser Fort Wayne 2018Our 2018 Short-Season A Pitcher of the Year is Waynesboro’s Gabe Mosser (2017). Gabe, a 27th round pick in the 2018 draft of the San Diego Padres, debuted at Tri-City in the Northwest League. In 16 games and 30 1/3 innings, he went 2-1, 2.38, with a 1.09 WHIP, 2.1 BB/9, and 12.2 K/9. He was moved up a level to Fort Wayne in August, where he threw 12 innings without giving up an earned run. He looks to be a pitcher to keep an eye on!

Ironically, Gabe was banged up a bit in the VBL in 2017, going 2-1, 6.23, with a 1.758 WHIP, 2.3 BB/9, and 9.3 K/9 in 34 2/3 innings for the Generals.

Others to Consider:

  • Drew Crosby (Winchester 2015): Pitching for Connecticut in the New York-Penn League, Drew went 4-0, 1.78, with a 1.11 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, and 9.6 K/9 in 25 1/3 innings
  • Alex Mauricio (Waynesboro 2015): At Staten Island in the NY-Penn League, Alex went 0-2, 2.14, with a 1.05 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9, and 9.0 K/9 in 21 innings
  • Josh Green (Strasburg 2016): Pitching at Hillsboro in the Northwest League, Josh went 3-1, 1.09, with 11 saves, a 1.21 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, and 6.8 K/9 in 33 innings
  • Connor Loeprich (Waynesboro 2016-17): Connor pitched for West Virginia in the NY-Penn League, and went 1-4, 2.82, with 7 saves, a 1.11 WHIP, 4.4 BB/9, and 9.7 K/9 in 28 2/3 innings pitched
Gabe Mosser high school
Mosser a few years ago

 

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