Balaguer Takes Home Pitcher of the Week Award
Washington Wild Things right-hander Jesus Balaguer win this week’s Pitcher of the Week, respectively. This award is chosen by Pointstreak, who is the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Balaguer has won his first Pitcher of the Week award. He won two games, gave up no runs, 2 hits and struck out 10 in 5.2 innings of work. Balaguer finished the week with an impressive .53 WHIP and .100 batting average against. Balaguer wins the award on his birthday, as he turns 26 today.
Balaguer has been an essential piece to the Wild Things bullpen this year, where he has gone 5-3 with a 2.41 ERA and has struck out 47 in 37.1 innings. He is in his second season with the Wild Things, after spending two seasons in the Houston Astros Organization. Balaguer went 8-6, struck out 96 and had a 3.93 ERA in those two seasons with the Astros.
Pointstreak provides the league with its statistical software and in game scoring applications. They aim to deliver “fast scores and cool stats to players, parents, fans, scouts and media.” For more information on Pointstreak products visit them at www.poinstreaksolutions.com or www.pointstreak.com.
The Frontier League is in its 27th season in 2019 and features ten teams stretching from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Kentucky to the Great Lakes. The Frontier League annually advances the most players to MLB organizations of any of the independent leagues, and 37 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.