2019 Major League Pitcher of the Year

We have reached the end of our professional players of the year series!

The last, but not least, is the major league pitcher of the year. History first:

2018- Ryan Yarbrough (Luray 2012)
2017- Chris Devenski (Woodstock 2011)
2016- Chris Devenski (Woodstock 2011)
2015- Will Harris (Staunton 2003)
2014- David Carpenter (Covington 2004)
2013- David Carpenter (Covington 2004)
2012- Chris Perez (Staunton 2004)
2011- Brandon Beachy (Woodstock 2008)
2010- Chris Perez (Staunton 2004)

The 2019 winner is none other than Emilio Pagan (Harrisonburg 2010), the closer for the Tampa Bay Rays. Pagan went 4-2, 2.31, with 20 saves, a 0.83 WHIP, 1.7 BB/9, and 12.3 K/9 in 70 total innings. He came on fast in the second half, walking only four batters while striking out 49 in 34 innings, helping the Rays win a wild card playoff spot.

Others to Consider

  • Will Harris (Staunton 2003), for Houston: 4-1, 1.50, with four saves, a 0.93 WHIP, 2.1 BB/9, and 9.3 K/9 in 60 innings
  • Austin Adams (Staunton 2011), for Washington (one inning) and Seattle (31 innings): 2-2, 3.94, 1.13 WHIP, 4.5 BB/9, 14.9 K/9
  • Ryan Yarbrough (Luray 2012), for Tampa Bay: 11-6, 4.13, 1.00 WHIP, 1.3 BB/9, 7.4 K/9 in 141 2/3 innings
  • Randy Dobnak (Front Royal 2015), for Minnesota: 2-1, 1.59, 1.13 WHIP, 1.6 BB/9, 7.3 K/9 in 28 1/3 innings

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