Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MEXICAN LEAGUE ANNOUNCES POSTSEASON AWARD-WINNERS

The Mexican League has issued its postseason honors for the recently-concluded 2010 season, with all winners hailing from LMB South teams:


MOST VALUABLE PLAYER-Willis Otanez, Puebla (Led the Liga with a .393 batting average, hitting 12 homers and driving in 76 run, and will play winter ball for Licey in the Dominican League).


BEST PITCHER-Bobby Cramer, Quintana Roo (Topped the LMB in six pitching categories, finishing with a 13-3 record and 2.95 ERA. PCL Pitcher of Week with Sacramento for August 16-22).


BEST RELIEVER-Luis Ramirez, Puebla (Earned LMB-high 30 saves in 33 opportunities and finished at 3-3 with 3.86 ERA in 48 appearances. Ramirez may pitch in Culiacan this winter).


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR-Hector Velazquez, Campeche (Began season as reliever but finished as important starter for Piratas, ending with 6-4 record and second-best Liga ERA at 2.93).


MANAGER OF THE YEAR-Houston Jimenez, Puebla (Salon de la Fama member led Pericos to best record in Liga with 68-39 mark and berth in finals. Has 600-441 career record managing in Mexico).