Corey Oswalt Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year

By Michael Mayer

September 1, 2017 No comments

The Eastern League announced today that Binghamton Rumble Ponies starter Corey Oswalt has been voted Pitcher of the Year. The last Binghamton pitcher to win the award was Michael Fulmer in 2015.

Earlier this season he was an Eastern League All-Star and started the game for the Eastern Division.

Oswalt, 23, is 11-5 with a 2.37 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 11 strikeouts compared to only 39 strikeouts in 23 starts this year spanning 129.1 innings. His wins are tied for second in the league while his ERA is first and his WHIP is tied for third.

The right-hander was drafted by the Mets in the 7th round of the 2012 draft from Madison High School in San Diego, California. He will be Rule 5 draft eligible this offseason for a team that has been desperate for starting pitching depth this year.

Oswalt has already thrown a career-high 129.1 innings this year and the Rumble Ponies have clinched a playoff spot.

Here at MMO/MMN, we have Oswalt currently ranked as the Mets No. 14 prospect.