Daniel Minor, a junior on the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi baseball team, was named as one of the 25 best pitchers in the country on Friday, and was added to the 2012 National Pitcher of the Year Watch List by the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
One of the most dominant pitchers in the Southland Conference, Minor is 9-3 on the season with a 2.29 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. He is one of just two pitchers from the league that was recognized on the watch list.
During the year, Minor has struck out 107 batters, including a season-high 14 against UTSA and he has had 10-of-more strikeouts in four games this season. He also has four complete games during the year, including a shutout against UTSA in his 14-strikeout effort.
A new addition to the list, Minor was added along with Mark Appel of Stanford and Michael Wacha of Texas A&M.
The winner of the award will be announced on June 30 as part of the annual College Baseball Night of Champions in Lubbock, Texas. The award is sponsored by Diamond Sports, and comes on the same night as other national awards and the induction ceremony of the year's College Baseball Hall of Fame class.
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