Pitcher of the Year
Jordan Hotchkiss gets the nod from me on this one. As a guy who split his time between the rotation and the bullpen, Hotchkiss posted a 2.43 ERA between Lynchburg and Carolina in 129.2 innings with a 1.06 WHIP, 37 walks and 101 strikeouts. Hotchkiss was also named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Year for his efforts with the Hillcats.
Honorable Mention: Donnie Joseph
Position Player of the Year (Full Season)
Devin Mesoraco put together a season for the ages between Lynchburg, Carolina and Louisville where he hit .302/.377/.587 with 25 doubles, 5 triples and 26 home runs in 451 plate appearances. Behind the plate he also threw out 41% of attempted base stealers as well.
Honorable Mention: Dave Sappelt
Position Player of the Year (Short Season)
Ronald Torreyes was an easy pick here, despite the fact that he began the year playing in the Venezuelan Summer League. While most of the season came in the VSL, Torreyes also got 114 plate appearances in the US between the AZL Reds and the Dayton Dragons. Combined between the three stops the 17 year old hit .370/.434/.564 with 46 extra base hits and 19 strikeouts in 399 plate appearances. Yes, you did read that correctly. Fourty-six extra base hits and nineteen strikeouts.
Honorable Mention: Billy Hamilton
Those are my picks. Are yours any different?