Owens, Presley receive Minor league awards
Before the Pirates game on Friday against the Astros, Rudy Owens and Alex Presley were honored with Pittsburgh’s Minor league Pitcher and Player of the year awards.
Owens, which received the award last year as well and Presley have had great seasons this year.
Owens spent the 2010 season in Double-A finishing 12-6 with a 2.36 ERA in 26 starts. His ERA was the lowest among pitchers in the Eastern League and his 132 strikeouts were third best.
Presley had a great 2010 season. He spent 67 games in Double-A batting .350 and was promoted to Triple-A where he hit .294 in 69 games. Presley’s breakout season allowed him to be a September call-up and make his major league debut.
Here are a few pictures of them receiving the awards with General Manager Neal Huntington.