Zebulon, N.C. - The Carolina Mudcats are proud to announce that pitcher Cody Anderson was named the 2013 Pitcher of the Year for the Carolina League on Thursday. League managers, general managers and media voted for the year-end superlatives and honorary All-Star team.
Anderson, 22, was the ace of a talented Mudcats pitching staff this summer. The right-hander owned the Carolina League's best ERA at 2.34 and a 9-4 record before a promotion to Double-A Akron on August 14. A midseason All-Star selection, Anderson finished with 112 strikeouts in 123.1 innings. He owned 10 quality starts, including three straight from May 9-19. The 6-4", 220 pound hurler tossed 26.1 consecutive innings without allowing a base on balls from April 27-May 19.
Anderson was also voted the starting pitcher for the year-end All-Star team.
The Cleveland Indians selected Anderson out of Quincy, Calif., in the 14th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He was 4-7 with a 3.20 ERA in 24 appearances, 23 starts, as a Midwest League All-Star for the Low-A Lake County Captains in 2011. Anderson was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for May 13-20.
The Carolina Mudcats are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play their home games at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C. The club is finishing their second year as a member of the Carolina League.
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