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Cubs name Clifton farm system’s pitcher of the year

Myrtle Beach Pelican right-hander and former Heritage Mountaineer Trevor Clifton delivers in the Carolina League championship series. Photo by Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

By John Vittas
Myrtle Beach Pelicans

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Myrtle Beach Pelicans right-handed pitcher Trevor Clifton was named the 2016 Chicago Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year, the organization announced Thursday.

Clifton led the Carolina League in ERA (2.88), WHIP (1.16) and opponents batting average (.225), while finishing third in strikeouts (129). The right-hander was named the league’s Pitcher of the Year while also being honored as both a midseason and postseason All-Star.

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