Two Pittsburgh Pirates were among the minor league Players/Pitchers of the Week for last week. Domingo Robles was named as the Pitcher of the Week for the Eastern League, while Dylan Busby won the Florida State League Player of the Week.
Robles was named as our Player of the Week yesterday for his work in two starts last week. On Monday, he tossed a complete game shutout on 95 pitches, allowing five hits, with one walk and five strikeouts. On Saturday night, he gave up one run over five innings. Robles allowed three hits, walked none and picked up six strikeouts. In 18 starts with Altoona, the 21-year-old lefty posted a 4.02 ERA in 103 innings. Including his time in Bradenton, he had a 3.49 ERA in 165 innings this season.
Busby didn’t make our top performers article this week, but that’s only because he fell short of the plate appearances needed to qualify. That was due to the season ending early in Bradenton, as the last three games were canceled with Hurricane Dorian headed towards Florida. In four games, Busby went 6-for-14 with three homers, nine RBIs and three walks. He hit .213/.316/.453 in 114 games this season, finishing second in the league in slugging and first with 22 homers. He was named to the FSL end-of-season All-Star team.