2019 Triple-A Pitcher of the Year

We have reached the end of the minor league awards- the 2019 Triple-A Pitcher of the Year, to be given to the best hurler in either the International or the Pacific Coast League. Quite a number of pitchers threw well in 2018!

But first, the history:

2018- Austin Gomber (Luray 2012)
2017- Ryan Yarbrough (Luray 2012)
2016- Chad Kuhl (New Market 2012)
2015- Scott Copeland (Staunton 2007)
2014- Adam Liberatore (Waynesboro 2007-08)
2013- Adam Liberatore (Waynesboro 2007-08)
2012- Brandon Dickson (New Market 2006)
2011- Rob Delaney (New Market 2003)
2010- Brandon Beachy (Woodstock 2008)

All nine winners played in the major leagues.

The 2019 winner is Randy Dobnak (Front Royal 2015), who threw 46 innings for Rochester in the International League. He went 5-2, 2.15, with a 1.00 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, and 6.7 K/9. He was called up by the Twins, and even started game two of the American League Division Series.

Others to Consider

  • David Carpenter (Covington 2004), for Nashville: 2-0, 1.63, 21 saves, 1.11 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9, and 9.8 K/9 in 38 2/3 innings
  • Austin Gomber (Luray 2012), for Memphis: 4-0, 2.98, 1.28 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, 10.3 K/9 in 45 1/3 innings
  • Ryan Meisinger (Staunton 2014), for Memphis: 0-4, 3.09, 1.31 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9, 10.8 K/9 in 35 innings

Remember, you can read more about Randy, the rest of these players, and much much more in the 2019 Valley League Annual!

Randy Dobnak CRapids on the mound

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