Ool named Midwest League Player of the Month


Posted Jun 16, 2005



Swing of the Quad Cities relief pitcher Kevin Ool was named the Topps Player of the Month for May in the Midwest League, Minor League Baseball announced Wednesday. The 24-year-old out of Middletown, New York was one of ten award recipients - one for each affiliated minor league - and took home the honor as his circuit's top performer.

The 5-11 southpaw was lights out in May, logging 13 appearances and checking in at 6-0 with two saves and an ERA of 2.76. During a nine-appearance stretch from May 6 through May 23, Ool picked up all six wins and both of his saves on the month. On the season, he has compiled a 9-1, 1.87 mark to go along with 21 strikeouts and six walks. Opponents are batting only .188 against him.

Ool, a lefty out of Marist College, was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 16th round of the 2003 draft. In 54 games through two years with Boston, he went 6-3, 3.71 with 74 strikeouts and 18 walks over 89.2 innings. As he prepared to relieve Curt Schilling in a Triple-A game late in spring training, Ool was acquired from the Boston Red Sox with another minor leaguer in exchange for big league veteran Mike Myers.


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