Padres’ Gore named MILB Pitcher of the Year

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San Diego Padres’ left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore is the 2019 MiLB Pitcher of the Year.

The San Diego Padres have a very deep farm system.

Awards are trickling in for the franchise as the team has done well to cultivate their talent.

It was announced earlier this morning that superstar left-handed pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore had been named Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

The San Diego Padres top prospect showcased his incredible potential in 2019. While in Lake Elsinore, Gore had an incredible 1.02 ERA, a .137 opponent BA, and a 0.71 WHIP in 79.1 innings. He was flat-out dominant.

His dominance earned him a promotion Double-A Amarillo in the Texas League. Gore was shut down mid-season after posting a 4.15 ERA in Texas. The move made sense as the Padres wanted to take it lightly with his workload. Gore only managed 60.2 innings pitched in 2018. The 20-year-old totaled 101 innings between Lake Elsinore in Amarillo in 2019.

Gore is expected to make his MLB debut at some point in 2020. Depending on his health and performance in Arizona at Spring Training, it is a possibility that Gore will be a member of the San Diego Padres when they take on the Colorado Rockies to open the season. The future is bright for Gore, and the Friar Faithful hope this is the first of many awards that he wins as a member of the Padres.

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Dominic Stearn
Dominic is currently a Freshman at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was formerly a Staff Writer for Pulse Magazine, writing about the Padres, the MLB, and the NFL.

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