For the second time in the last two months Carson Spiers has won the High-A Central League Pitcher of the Week award. He won the award for the week of June 7-13 earlier this season.

This past week the right-handed pitcher made two starts against the Fort Wayne TinCaps and threw 10.0 innings – 5.0 innings in each game – and allowed just one run (0.90 ERA), walked just one batter, allowed just five hits, and he struck out 15. He also picked up the win in both games.

Undrafted last year in a 5-round draft, Carson Spiers signed with the Reds as a free agent. A reliever in college for four seasons at Clemson, Cincinnati has put him into the rotation this year. He’s made 11 starts and five relief appearances between Daytona and Dayton. The 23-year-old has a 3.69 ERA through 68.1 innings while allowing 59 hits, walking just 16 batters, and he’s struck out 84.

Spiers winning the award was the 9th time this season that a Cincinnati Reds prospect has won the award for their league. Spiers joins infielder/outfielder Brian Rey and starting pitcher Graham Ashcraft as a 2-time winner this season.

Other Player of the Week winners in the Cincinnati Reds Farm System

  • Graham Ashcraft – May 31-June 6, June 21-27 – Dayton/Chattanooga
  • Carson Spiers – June 7-13, July  19-25 – Dayton
  • Nick Lodolo – May 17-May 23 – Chattanooga
  • Hunter Greene – May 10-May16 – Chattanooga
  • Brian Rey – May 4-9, May 10-16 – Dayton
  • Lyon Richardson – May 4-May 9 – Dayton

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