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G-Braves earn organizational honors09/16/2011 1:00 PM ET
The Atlanta Braves today announced their 2011 organizational Pitcher and Player of the Year list, and the Gwinnett Braves are well represented. Julio Teheran was named the organization's overall Pitcher of the Year, while Mike Minor picked up Gwinnett Pitcher of the Year honors. Stefan Gartrell was named Gwinnett Player of the Year by the organization.
Other players who debuted for Gwinnett in the 2011 season but picked up honors for time spent at other Braves affiliates included Randall Delgado (Mississippi: Pitcher) and Tyler Pastornicky (Mississippi: Player).
All Braves organizational award winners will be honored in a pregame ceremony before the Friday, September 16th game against the New York Mets at 7:30 p.m.
Teheran, who picked up the Braves top organizational pitcher award for the second straight year, adds to a season full of accolades. The right-hander was also named the International League's 2011 Most Valuable Pitcher, Rookie of the Year and starting pitcher on the IL's Postseason All-Star Team. Additionally, the Cartagena, Colombia native was named the starting pitcher for the 2011 XM MLB All-Star Futures Game and was voted by his Gwinnett teammates as Most Outstanding Pitcher for the season.
Gartrell also had his share of honors in 2011, being named to the International League All-Star Team and winning the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby. He, too, won an award voted on by fellow G-Braves, being named the Team MVP. Minor, who spent his second straight season pitching for Gwinnett and Atlanta, won the International League's Pitcher of the Week award twice for the G-Braves in 2011 (4/18-24, 5/30-6/5).