Kyle McPherson is the Pirates Prospects 2011 Pitcher of the Year.

Throughout most of the summer, it looked like the Pitcher of the Year award was a one man race.  Kyle McPherson had an amazing season, starting off with a 2.89 ERA in 71.2 innings in high-A, with a 60:6 K/BB ratio and an 0.95 WHIP.  McPherson moved up to Altoona, and didn't miss a beat, ending up with a 3.02 ERA in 89.1 innings, along with an 82:21 K/BB ratio and a 1.08 WHIP.  For his efforts, McPherson has been named the 2011 Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Year.

The decision for McPherson was unanimous.  The 6' 4", 215 pound right hander captured the pitcher of the year awards for both Bradenton and Altoona in our season ending recaps, and was named the number two prospect on each team this year.  Overall he had a 2...

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