I respectfully disagree

The guys over at TRatsbaseball.com announced their award winner for Timber Rattlers Reliever of the Year yesterday.

Continuing with our seven part series looking back on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2010 season. We tabulated the votes and for the first time we don’t have a unanimous selection. Jonathan Pokorny and Jeremy Jeffress both received votes, but the winner was Andre Lamontagne.

I disagree.

Pokorny, the MWL post-season All-Star Lefthanded Reliever, inherited 35 base runners. He allowed five to score.

Pokorny, the MWL post-season All-Star Left-handed Reliever as selected by the managers of the Midwest League, converted on his first eight save opportunities. Then, he converted seven more in a row. He was two shy of tying the franchise record for saves in a season.

Pokorny struck out 87 opposing batters in 60-1/3 innings. That would be a K/9IP of…13…13?!?…13!

Pokorny held left-handed hitters to a .190 batting average.

Lamontagne was good when he was with the Rattlers.  But,he pitched just 16 games for the Rattlers this year before being bumped up to Brevard County and Huntsville.  Pokorny was here all season long, appeared in 46 games, and was THE guy in the bullpen.

And that’s what I think.

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