PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — In a minor league system recently restocked with fresh prospects, a West Michigan Whitecap was named pitcher of the year.
Pitcher Gregory Soto was named the Detroit Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year Wednesday. Soto finished the season 12-2 with a 2.25 earned run average and 144 strikeouts.
He started spring training pitching for Low-A level Lakeland before being called up to West Michigan in April.
Soto was a mid-season and postseason all-star in the Midwest League.
West Michigan will open up its 2018 season April 5 against the South Bend Cubs at Fifth Third Ballpark.