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O's Oliver Drake named Top Relief Pitcher by Minor League Baseball

O's Oliver Drake named Top Relief Pitcher by Minor League Baseball

And the MiLBY goes to ... Orioles prospect Oliver Drake, who was named Top Relief Pitcher for the 2015 season by Minor League Baseball on Wednesday.  

Drake, 28, appeared in 42 games with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides in 2015, going 1-2 with a 0.82 ERA. He went 23-for-23 in save opportunities with Norfolk, and he held opposing hitters to a .151 average while allowing just 23 hits and striking out 66 batters in 44.0 innings pitched. The U.S. Naval Academy product also made 13 relief appearances for the Orioles, posting a 2.87 ERA while striking out 17 in 15.2 innings of work.

The right-hander was originally selected by Baltimore in the 43rd...

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