August 31, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Two days after being named an Eastern League All-Star, Portland right-hander Anthony Ranaudo was named the circuit's Pitcher of the Year on Saturday as voted on by league managers and media members.
In 19 games with the Sea Dogs, Ranaudo went 8-4. He struck out 106 batters in 109 2/3 innings, posting a 2.95 ERA. He had league-leading marks in WHIP (1.09) and batting average against (.204) at the time of his promotion to Triple-A on August 2. He was also third in ERA, tied for seventh in wins, and tied for eighth in strikeouts. He was named SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month in both April and May.
Ranaudo, who has a 3-1 record with a 2.97 ERA in six appearances with Pawtucket, five starts and one relief appearance after Clay Buchholz's rehab start on Friday, will continue his season as the PawSox enter the playoffs next week as the International League North champions. Pawtucket will begin its defense of the International League Championship on Wednesday.
In other news, the PawSox and Greenville Drive announced the following team award winners over the past week:
Pawtucket Red Sox
Most Valuable Player: Dan Butler
Most Valuable Pitcher: Anthony Carter
"On a Roll" Award: Bryce Brentz
Most Valuable Player: David Chester
Photo credit: Anthony Ranaudo by Kelly O'Connor
Chris Hatfield is Executive Editor of SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @SPChrisHatfield.