Tuesday morning, the Pirates announced the first wave of minor league awards for their affiliates. On tap for Tuesday were the staff of the year, coach of the year, and teammates of the year. Many fans were speculating on who would earn coach of the year, and when it was announced, I think none were surprised. Below are the winners of the three awards.
Staff of the Year- Greensboro Grasshoppers
Coach of the Year- Joel Hanrahan (Served as the Triple-A pitching coach)
Teammates of the Year- Bligh Madris (Triple-A), Josh Bissonette (Double-A), Aaron Shakelford (High-A), Logan Hofmann (Low-A)
Wednesday, the Pirates will announce the Slugger of the Year, Reliever of the Year, Defender of the Year, and the Baserunner of the Year. Be sure to check back with us at Pittsburgh Baseball Now for those announcements on Wednesday.