By David Klassen
Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Nick Hernandez has been named the American Association’s 2014 pitcher of the year.
The 26-year-old leftie went 12-2 with a 3.11 ERA in 19 starts with the Goldeyes this season. He posted a pair of complete-game shutouts, which were the first two of his career. He was especially good on the road, going a perfect 7-0 with a 2.44 ERA in 11 starts. He’s the first Goldeyes pitcher to win 12 games in a season since Ace Walker did in 2009.