Phillies top prospect Andrew Painter wins MLB Pipeline’s Pitching Prospect of the Year award
Phillies top prospect Andrew Painter has won MLB Pipeline’s Pitcher of the Year Award for the 2022 season.
Orioles SS Gunnar Henderson takes home the hitter of the year award after slashing .297/.416/.531 with 19 HRs and 22 SBs before being called up to the big-league club.
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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. The awards keep coming for Painter, as he took home the Baseball America MiLB Pitcher of the Year award last week.
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 last 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.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies take the field tonight at 8:10 EST vs. Justin Verlander and the Astros. Ranger Suarez gets the ball for the Fightins.