The Durham Bulls today announced that Jeremy Hellickson was named the International League Pitcher of the Year and Dan Johnson won the league’s MVP award. In addition, manager Charlie Montoyo was named the manager of the year.
Hellickson was 12-3 with a league-leading 2.45 ERA in 25 starts. He struck out 123 and walked 35 in 117.2 innings.
Despite spending all of August with the Rays, Johnson still leads the IL with 30 home runs, 95 RBI and a 1.053 OPS.
In 2009, Montoyo was named the top minor league manager by Baseball America. This season, the Bulls have the best record in the IL (84-52).