Durham Bulls Ray Olmedo, Rob Delaney & Russ Canzler are the team Goodmon Award winners for 2011.
On Sunday, August 28th, the Bulls announced the winners of the 2011 Goodmon Awards. The Goodmon Awards recognize players for their contributions to the success of the team both on and off the field.
The 2011 Team Spirit Award winner is Bulls infielder Ray Olmedo. Ray was a Bull in 2009 and again this year, playing on the national championship team in 2009 and serving as an International League All-Star this season. His always upbeat personality keeps everyone loose in the clubhouse.
The 2011 Pitcher of the Year is right-hander Rob Delaney. Delaney has been one of the most reliable arms out of the Bulls bullpen, posting a 4-1 record with a 1.85 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 46 appearances.
The team MVP Community Service Award winner, and Fan Favorite is International League All-Star MVP, Russ Canzler. In his first season at the Triple-A level, Canzler has been one of the finest players in the league batting .313 with 18 home runs and 78 rbi. Canzler is also one of the first guys to sign up to visit local children’s hospitals to bring a bit of joy to sick children in the Triangle.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.