Erie SeaWolves Player of the Year: DH Dean Green
|2015 Stats - Hitting|
Entering the year as a career .300 hitter across nearly every level of the minor leagues, Green was positioned to again serve as a key cog in the Erie lineup. Though he only played 90 games with the SeaWolves, Green raked while there and ran away with this award. With a .312 average and nearly as many walks as strikeouts (39 vs. 46), Green was a force in the middle of the lineup, consistently getting on base and putting the ‘Wolves in position to score runs. Green slugged a career high 16 home runs this season, 15 of which were hit in an Erie uniform, and he chipped in with eleven doubles and one triple that help drive in 60 runs. Green is an all bat prospect, but that one tool he offers is a very good one and he could still get a chance to hit in a designated hitter role at the big league level.
Erie SeaWolves Pitcher of the Year: LHP Josh Turley
|2015 Stats - Pitching|
After splitting his 2014 season between High-A and Double-A, Turley started and finished the 2015 campaign with the Erie SeaWolves, making an impressive 25 starts and logging a very valuable 153 innings. For a club that finished with a losing record, Turley ended the season with a strong 13-8 record and notched a 3.29 ERA as he held opposing offenses in check. Turley continued to show excellent strike throwing ability, walking just 35 hitters or 2.1 hitters per nine innings, and he also allowed just 151 hits in his 153 innings of work. Turley’s strikeout rate continued to dip in 2015, as he fanned just 103 hitters, but his ability to confuse hitters and induce weak contact helped augment his dropping whiff rate. The only strong negative on Turley’s resume in 2015 was the 15 home runs he allowed to opposing hitters, but he worked around that and posted strong numbers, keeping the ‘Wolves in the game seemingly every time out.