It’s a two-for-one day as you now you get to vote for the Minor League Pitcher of the Month!
I don’t think I need to go over the rules again. Vote for one based on who you think had the best month.
The winner will be announced in tomorrow night’s Emeralds Playoff Wrap.
Clicking on a player’s name will take you to their milb.com page.
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Iowa Cubs/Tennessee Smokies right-hander Duncan Robinson:
Robinson only made two starts for the I-Cubs in August after being promoted from Double-A on August 22. But they were both very good: one start of six scoreless innings and one start of one run over five. Combined with the three starts he made in Tennessee, Robinson was 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA over 29 innings in August. He struck out 22, walked just seven and held opposing hitters to a .192 batting average.
Tennessee Smokies right-hander Thomas Hatch:
Hatch spent the entire season in Double-A and he got off to a good start in April and May. He struggled some in June and July, but he bounced back with a strong August to finish out the season on a high note. In the month of August, Hatch made five starts and threw 28.2 innings. He went 2-2 with a 2.51 ERA in his best month of the year. Hatch struck out 26, walked eight and held opposing hitters to a .210 average.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans right-hander Cory Abbott:
The second-round pick for 2017 made five starts in August. He allowed two runs in one of them. He didn’t allow any runs in the other four.
For August, Abbott went 2-0 with a 0.67 ERA. He threw 27 innings, struck out 29 and walked ten. Opposing hitters hit just .188 off Abbott in August.
South Bend Cubs right-hander Brian Glowicki:
Glowicki has been the primary closer for South Bend all season and his 18 saves this year is just one off the Midwest League lead.
In August, Glowicki made ten appearances and went 4-0 with two saves in three chances. He threw 17 innings and allowed just one earned run for a 0.53 ERA. Glowicki struck out 16, walked only three and kept opposing hitters to a .161 average.
Glowicki had one more save in September, but we’re not doing a September Pitcher of the Month vote.
Eugene Emeralds left-hander Faustino Carrera:
The 19-year-old Mexican lefty made five starts in August and went 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA. He pitched 28.2 innings and struck out 27 and walked eight. Opposing hitters managed a .141 batting average off of Carrera. His strong August was a big reason the Emeralds made the postseason for the third-straight season.
Who is the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August?
This poll is closed
Iowa Cubs Duncan Robinson
Tennessee Smokies Thomas Hatch
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Cory Abbott
South Bend Cubs Brian Glowicki
Eugene Emeralds Faustino Carrera