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Mike Minor named Baseball America’s Summer POY

Baseball America announced that Mike Minor of Vanderbilt was named the Summer POY. Minor had a tremendous summer with the USA Collegiate National Team with two victories over the Cuban Olympic Team at the Haarlem Baseball Week in Holland. Minor started five games with the team this summer accumulating a 3-0 record with a 0.64 ERA. The full press release from Vanderbilt is available here.

I personally believe that Stephen Strasburg had a better summer with his appearance with the USA Olympic team in Beijing and playing with the USA Collegiate National team before that. Strasburg had a 3-0 record and a 1.06 ERA allowing 16 hits in 34 innings while striking out 48 batters. He had a 1-1 record with a 2.45 ERA in his two Olympic team performances.

Who do you think should have gotten the Award?

  • Brian, of course that doesn’t include the Olympic trials (he had two wins there too) because too many of the TeamUSA members performed poorly they didn’t include the stats from the trials period this year. And considering his two stellar performances against the Cuban Olympic team, I think it’s hard to argue against his selection. Not like I’m biased or anything though.

    Did Pedro win summer POY? If he did, it would be three straight for Vandy with DP in 06.

  • Pedro did not win the award.

    I was just trying to bring up another name in the conversation.

  • Service Man

    I am not sure where to ask so I will ask it here. Does anyone know why Rawley Bishop from MTSU was not drafted last June?

  • Service Man,

    Bishop was a Red Shirt Junior this past season and he definitely had the numbers to support him. Bishop had 18 HRs and 69 RBIs with only 37 strike outs in 223 At Bats.

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