Thursday, August 30, 2012

Foltynewicz named Sally League's Most Outstanding Pitcher

The South Atlantic League named Lexington's Mike Foltynewicz 2012's Most Outstanding Pitcher today.

In 26 starts for Lexington, Foltynewicz posted a 2.91 ERA/1.34 WHIP with 121K:59BB and 9HR allowed in 148.2 IP. He threw 6+IP in 18 of his 26 starts, with 15 quality starts, including five starts with 7+IP and 1ER or less. Foltynewicz's K-rate improved significantly from 2011, when he had a disappointing full-season debut (4.97 ERA) aided by a .327 BABIP. Foltynewicz had a 5.91 K/9 rate in 2011, which bounced back to 7.33 K/9 in 2012.

Zach Johnson and Delino DeShields were also named to the SAL Postseason All-Star team.