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MadFriars.com Pitcher of the Month: June

Two closers have impressive months while three starters, including two lefties, figure prominently in their respective leagues. John Conniff looks at them all with his subjective eye, looking for a pitcher to crown above them all within the San Diego Padres system.

Portland Beavers Right-handed closer Ernesto Frieri 1-0, O.OO ERA The Beavers are not a great team, but Frieri made the most of his opportunities to close as he was 6-for-6. He struck out eight against three walks in 10.2 IP, as PCL batters were only able to manage a .088 batting average against him. If the Padres do make a move from their major league bullpen, he is the best candidate to get...

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