LHP Rob Zastryzny earns Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week Award
Rob Zastryzny has been really good each of his last three times out. And Monday Zastryzny was recognized by Minor League Baseball for the two outstanding starts he made during the first week of August.
Rob Zastryzny was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week (Aug. 1-7) for following up a perfect five-inning start with six shutout innings against the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Sunday.
Zastryzny made two starts last week and did not give up a run while allowing two hits with one walk and 13 strikeouts in 11 innings. Zastryzny pitched five perfect innings on Aug. 1 at Omaha with eight strikeouts. Of the 15 outs he recorded in five frames, eight were via a strikeout. Last Sunday against the Dodgers at Principal Park, Zastryzny allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out five in six innings.
The lefty finished his best week of the season 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 0.27 WHIP.
Zastryzny has actually allowed just one unearned run on three hits with four walks and 16 strikeouts in his last three starts (15 innings).
MLB Pipeline also recognized Zastryzny for the two starts he made and named him to its Prospect Team of the Week. Zastryzny was the only Cubs prospect to make MLB Pipeline’s team this week. The other pitcher on the Prospect Team, Red Sox flamethrower RHP Michael Kopech.
Rob Zastryzny started the season with Double-A Tennessee. Zastryzny posted a 3-2 record in nine starts with a 4.28 ERA and 1.28 WHIP (29 runs, 26 earned, 50 hits, 20 walks, 42 strikeouts, 54 2/3 innings) before he was promoted to Triple-A on May 24.
In 14 games, 13 starts, with Triple-A Iowa, Zastryzny is 6-3 with a 4.03 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. And since the break, Zastryzny is 2-1 in five games, four starts, with a 2.05 ERA and 0.91 WHIP.
Cubs Minor League Players of the Week – 2016
- OF Bijan Rademacher – Southern League (April 7-17)
- INF Chesny Young – Southern League (April 18-24)
- RHP Paul Blackburn – Southern League (April 18-24)
- 2B Ian Happ – Carolina League (April 18-24)
- 1B Dan Vogelbach – Pacific Coast League (May 9-15)
- INF Jason Vosler – Carolina League (May 9-15)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (May 16-22)
- OF Eloy Jimenez – Midwest League (May 16-22)
- C Ian Rice – Midwest League (May 23-29)
- RHP Jake Buchanan – Pacific Coast League (May 30-June 5)
- 2B/OF Ian Happ – Carolina League (June 13-19)
- SS/2B Andruw Monasterio – Northwest League (June 20-26)
- LHP Jose Paulino – Northwest League (July 4-10)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (July 18-24)
- LHP Jose Paulino – Northwest League (July 18-24)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (July 25-31)
- OF Eloy Jimenez – Midwest League (July 25-31)
- OF Jeffrey Baez – Carolina League (Aug. 1-7)
- RHP Trevor Clifton – Carolina League (Aug. 1-7)
- LHP Rob Zastryzny – Pacific Coast League (Aug. 1-7)