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Portland Beavers Pitcher of the Year

Mike Ekstrom

Summary: The Beavers obviously didn't have a very good year and one of the main reasons was the pitching wasn't very good. Wade LeBlanc and Josh Banks showed some life, but overall they gave up too many walks, finishing third in the league, and didn't strike out that many, 13 out of 16 teams in the PCL.

Overview: We used a simple formula for the awards, whichever team the player appeared at the most determined their eligibility. For the top prospect we took into account of not what the players did this year, but their age and ability to improve. Level: The Triple-A level is fast becoming a combination of development and a taxi squad for major league teams. At this level, there are many...

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