Storm Chaser left-hander Chris Dwyer was named Omaha pitcher of the year and infielder Christian Colon was chosen as Omaha player of the year by the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
Dwyer finished with a 3.55 ERA in 159.2 innings pitched, making 29 regular season appearances (28 starts). The 25-year old held opponents to a .234 batting average and ranked 10th in the Pacific Coast League with 112 strikeouts. He represented Omaha at the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings. The 2010 Wilmington Pitcher of the Year, Dwyer was Kansas City’s fourth-round selection in the 2009 June Free Agent Draft.
The 24-year-old Colon batted .273 with 12 home runs, 58 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 131 games. Colon had an impressive second half, hitting .335 (56-for-167) while posting a .406 on-base percentage. He hit safely in 21 of his final 22 games. The Northwest Arkansas Player of the Year in 2012, Colon was Kansas City’s first-round selection in the 2010 June Free Agent Draft.
The Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year and George Brett Hitter of the Year will be announced during the off-season from among all honorees in the KC farm system. Those players are scheduled to be at Kauffman Stadium for Futures Night on Friday, September 20th, where they will take part in an autograph session from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and then be honored in an on-field presentation prior to the Royals game against the Texas Rangers.