After having two outstanding starts and giving up only 1 unearned run between both games, Brooks Pounder was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for August 13-19.
Against Potomac on August 13th, Brooks pitched 7 innings of shutout baseball, giving up an unearned run on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts and no walks to get the winning decision. But on August 18th the right hander pitched even better going another 7 innings, giving up no runs on 3 hits, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts in a game where he didn’t figure in the decision. This past week was so good for him he lower his ERA by 1 whole point.
Brooks was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 2nd round in 2009 but only made it their high A affiliate before being apart of the Yamaico Navarro trade that brought him to the Royals this past December. Brooks was another guys brought in midseason to kick start the team much like Matt Fields was brought in for offensive spark. Well I hope both catch on with the Royals and congrats to Brooks on his award