Cashner Named Padres’ Pitcher of the Year
The Padres announced today that Andrew Cashner was awarded the “Clyde McCullough Pitcher of the Year Award” as voted by the San Diego Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. This is the first time Cashner has received such an award and it is his first post-season award of his Major League Career.
In his first full year with the Padres, Cashner posted a 10-9 record with a 3.09 ERA over 31 games. Perhaps more impressively, Cashner posted the third-lowest home ERA by a pitcher in a single season at Petco Park this last season, posting a 1.92 ERA in 11 starts. Over those 11 starts he collected a 5-4 record with 50 strikeouts and 12 walks. Cashner also finished his 2013 campaign in brilliant fashion, posting a 0.72 ERA in his last five starts with a 2-1 record.
Cashner was acquired by the Padres from the Cubs prior to the 2012 season and has been an excellent addition to the team ever since. In addition to his Pitcher of the Year Award honor with the Padres, Cashner is also currently in the running for a GIBBY (“Greatness in Baseball Yearly”) Award as ‘breakout pitcher of the year.’ Padres fans can vote for Cashner here.
The Padres are set to announce their team MVP this coming Thursday, and arguably Cashner could find himself in possession of that accolade as well. We’ll only get to speculate until then, however.
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