Eduardo Nunez had a rough time in pinstripes. Not only were many Yankees’ fans relieved when he was traded this past May, but now they can be elated with the quick returns. Miguel Sulbaran, the pitcher acquired for Nunez, has won the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week Award for the Tampa Yankees according to their official site.
Sulbaran was signed out of Venezuela by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the age of 17. He found his way to the Minnesota Twins last season, and was then shipped to the Yankees. Now 20, the left-handed hurler seems to be coming into his own. Sulbaran has been the unfortunate recipient of poor run support, but has allowed just two runs over his last seven starts, spanning 40 innings pitched. He is 1-0 in that span, while striking out 34 and walking eight.
He wins the award for his July 9th performance against the Clearwater Threshers. Sulbaran once again picked up a no decision, but went seven strong innings, allowing just three hits, and no walks, while striking out eight. Standing at just 5’10″, Sulbaran may be diminutive in stature, but it certainly seems as if his potential is sky high.