Phillies top prospect Andrew Painter named Minor League Pitcher of the Year
Phillies top prospect Andrew Painter has been named Baseball America’s first ever Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
Andrew Painter’s rewarded for his head-turning 2022 season
Andrew Painter, 19, went absolutely ballistic in his first full year of minor league action, tallying a 1.48 ERA in 26 starts between three leagues. Painter started his season off in Single-A with Clearwater and threw a 1.40 ERA in 9 starts before being moved to High-A. He threw a 0.98 ERA in 8 starts with Jersey Shore, tallying 49 strikeouts, good for a K/9 of 12.0.
Painter was elevated to Double-A Reading along with Mick Abel back on August 14th and threw five more starts for the Fightin Phils, allowing just 8 earned runs in 28.1 innings. Along with slugging lefty Darick Hall, Painter was honored with the Paul Owens Award on Thursday at the Phillies game.
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Andrew Painter is the best prospect the Phillies have had in years, and it won’t be long until he makes his way to the majors. If all things go according to plan, Painter should make his debut with the Phillies sometime next season.
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