Stiever named White Sox MiLB Pitcher of the Month

Former fifth-round pick logged a 2.08 ERA through five August starts

Stiever capped off an impressive 2019 season with a great last month of the year. (Scott Kinser)

By Winston-Salem Dash | September 4, 2019 1:08 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 4, 2019) - Dash right-hander Jonathan Stiever has been named the White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August/September, the team announced on Wednesday.

A fifth-round pick out of Indiana University, Stiever rounded his impressive 2019 season by going 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA through five starts in the month of August. In 26 innings pitched, the right-hander struck out 26 batters while walking five.

In his first start of the month on August 4 against Carolina, Stiever tied a career-high by striking out nine batters in five innings en route to a winning effort. A consistent performer since his midseason promotion to Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis, Stiever rattled off three consecutive quality starts from August 16-29 to finish the year.

After earning a victory on August 16 by allowing two runs in six innings against Potomac, Stiever went six shutout frames in a no-decision against the P-Nats at Pfitzner Stadium on August 24. In his last start, Stiever yielded just one run in six innings in the Dash's 2019 home finale on August 29.

Overall with the Dash, Stiever logged 10 quality starts in 12 outings. The righty also registered 77 strikeouts in 71.0 innings pitched while walking just 13 and posting a 2.15 ERA.

Meanwhile, former Dash catcher Yermin Mercedes has been named the White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for August/September. The 26-year-old posted a batting line of .317/.419/.646 with six doubles, seven homers, 28 RBIs, 17 runs scored and an OPS of 1.065 over 24 games with the Knights in August and September.

A panel of Chicago-area media members was responsible for the voting of the award winners.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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