WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue baseball alumnus Nick Wittgren has been selected by the staff of MiLB.com as the 2013 Relief Pitcher of the Year in all of Minor League Baseball.
According to a Purdue Athletics press release, Wittgren was one of 12 finalists in the fan voting for Relief Pitcher of the Year and was selected as the staff pick after the fans chose Richie Mirowski in the Washington Nationals system.
Wittgren is in his second year of pro ball after serving as the Boilermakers’ closer in 2011 and 2012. He established a new Purdue all-time record for saves (22), led the Big Ten in saves twice and was a two-time all-conference selection in his two seasons as a Boilermaker. The Lafayette native was one of a program-record seven Purdue players selected in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
A ninth-round pick by the Miami Marlins, Wittgren has impressed in his two Minor League seasons. He and former teammate Cameron Perkins are currently playing in the prospect-rich Arizona Fall League.
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