DES MOINES - Iowa lefty Rob Zastryzny has been named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week of Aug. 1-7, the league office announced Monday.
Zastryzny has dominated over his last two starts, throwing 11.0 scoreless innings including five perfect frames on Aug. 1 at Omaha. The lefty has only allowed two hits over this span, walked one and whiffed 13 batters.
This marks Zastryzny's first Pitcher of the Week honor at any level. He is the second I-Cub pitcher to earn the award this season as Jake Buchanan was recognized by the league for his performance on the mound, May 30-June 5. Daniel Vogelbach also snagged PCL Player of the Week honors on May 15.
Zastryzny was called up from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa on May 24 and is 6-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 13 starts and 14 appearances with the I-Cubs. He has steadily improved throughout his first Triple-A campaign, posting a 2.70 ERA through his last seven starts. With 110 strikeouts on the season between the two levels, Zastryzny leads all Chicago farm hands.
A second-round pick by the Cubs in 2013, Zastryzny is a Corpus Christi, Tex. native and played collegiately at the University of Missouri.
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