DURHAM, NC – The Laredo Lemurs got more than they bargained for when they signed RHP Jeremy Strawn (pictured) to his first professional contract. Strawn was a force on the mound for Laredo and has been voted the American Association Rookie of the Year.
Strawn was practically unbeatable in 2014. The Florida Atlantic University product went 9-0 and the Lemurs only lost one game in which the right-hander started. In addition to his knack for winning, Strawn put together a superlative ERA of 2.45.
When Strawn won ballgames for the Lemurs, he did not just coast by. Twice this year, the Bradenton, FL native pitched complete game shutouts. On July 27, Strawn held Grand Prairie scoreless on just five hits. He struck out five men in that game and walked a pair.
Strawn repeated the feat on August 20, once again against the AirHogs. This time, the Lemurs were on the road, but it did not seem to bother Strawn. He surrendered a measly four hits over nine shutout innings and struck out nine Grand Prairie hitters for the win.