INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PITCHER

The Most Valuable Baseball Pitcher in the International League

The International League is one of the oldest, most respected, and most talent filled systems in the entire country. The International League Most Valuable Pitcher award is given annually to the best pitcher in the league during the season and what follows below is a comprehensive list of every former International League Most Valuable Pitcher recipient.

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"Blame did not fall to (Tyler) Cloyd , who was named International League pitcher of the year one day before his big-league debut. Cloyd sported a 15-1 record in 26 minor-league starts with a 2.26 ERA. 'He looked in control,' (Charlie) Manuel said. 'He's gutty. He doesn't light the radar gun up. But his command was good. He definitely had good poise.'" - Sportswriter Matt Gelb on Philly.com (08/30/2012, 'Cloyd loses to another rookie in Phillies debut', Source )

International League Most Valuable Pitcher

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1953
RHP
21-10
3.10
57
Ottawa A's (n/a)
1954
RHP
13-1
2.91
48
Rochester Red Wings (n/a)
1955
RHP
19-6
2.10
84
Toronto Maple Leafs (n/a)
1956
RHP
24-12
2.68
153
Toronto Maple Leafs (n/a)
1957
RHP
17-7
2.96
92
Toronto Maple Leafs (n/a)
1958
LHP
18-6
2.50
126
Montreal Royals ( Dodgers )
1959
LHP
17-6
2.48
133
Richmond Virginians ( Yankees )
1960
RHP
16-7
1.79
158
Toronto Maple Leafs ( Indians )
1961
LHP
11-7
2.01
118
Columbus Jets ( Pirates )
1962
RHP
18-11
2.67
160
Jacksonville Suns ( Indians )
1963
RHP
18-5
2.76
138
Indianapolis Indians ( White Sox )
1964
RHP
13-3
1.42
95
Richmond Virginians ( Yankees )
1965
RHP
12-4
3.04
65
Columbus Jets ( Pirates )
1966
RHP
18-11
2.52
159
Toronto Maple Leafs ( Red Sox )
1967
RHP
15-3
2.61
108
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1968
RHP
18-5
3.17
133
Columbus Jets ( Pirates )
1969
RHP
15-7
2.18
57
Syracuse Chiefs ( Yankees )
1970
LHP
16-5
2.53
126
Syracuse Chiefs ( Yankees )
1971
RHP
15-5
2.81
182
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1972
RHP
14-3
2.26
103
Charleston Charlies ( Pirates )
1973
RHP
12-9
2.03
158
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1974
LHP
13-10
3.44
124
Syracuse Chiefs ( Yankees )
1975
RHP
13-7
2.24
111
Tidewater Tides ( Mets )
1976
RHP
14-8
2.50
140
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1977
RHP
15-7
3.42
146
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1978
RHP
10-7
3.67
130
Tidewater Tides ( Mets )
1979
RHP
13-3
1.63
72
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1980
RHP
15-7
2.91
72
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1981
LHP
12-9
2.13
113
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1982
RHP
17-9
3.81
96
Richmond Braves ( Braves )
1983
RHP
10-1
3.12
58
Tidewater Tides ( Mets )
1984
LHP
11-10
2.61
169
Toledo Mud Hens ( Twins )
1985
RHP
2-1
0.88
60
Syracuse Chiefs ( Blue Jays )
1986
RHP
12-9
3.39
83
Tidewater Tides ( Mets )
1987
RHP
12-5
2.88
83
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1988
LHP
13-7
2.59
176
Toledo Mud Hens ( Tigers )
1989
RHP
13-7
3.13
141
Syracuse Chiefs ( Blue Jays )
1990
RHP
16-5
2.87
96
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1991
RHP
10-4
2.87
107
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1992
RHP
12-2
2.29
152
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1993
RHP
8-2
2.19
87
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1994
LHP
15-6
2.42
137
Richmond Braves ( Braves )
1995
RHP
9-1
1.55
75
Norfolk Tides ( Mets )
1996
RHP
15-6
3.04
103
Norfolk Tides ( Mets )
1997
RHP
17-5
3.02
116
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1998
RHP
17-5
3.27
113
Syracuse Sky Chiefs ( Blue Jays )
1999
LHP
13-4
3.47
146
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
2000
RHP
9-2
2.26
63
Charlotte Knights ( White Sox )
2001
RHP
13-2
2.63
150
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ( Phillies )
2002
RHP
14-0
1.86
74
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ( Phillies )
2003
RHP
12-6
3.43
155
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
2004
RHP
11-3
2.02
93
Indianapolis Indians ( Brewers )
2005
LHP
12-3
2.92
66
Indianapolis Indians ( Pirates )
2006
LHP
13-5
2.96
102
Charlotte Knights ( White Sox )
2007
RHP
10-5
1.89
107
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
2008
RHP
14-6
2.84
106
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
2009
RHP
13-3
3.31
60
Lehigh Valley ( Phillies ) / Louisville ( Reds )
2010
RHP
12-3
2.45
123
Durham Bulls ( Rays )
2011
RHP
15-3
2.55
122
Gwinnett Braves ( Braves )
2012
RHP
12-1
2.35
93
Lehigh Valley IronPigs ( Phillies )
2013
RHP
16-4
2.75
116
Durham Bulls ( Rays )
2014
RHP
14-4
2.61
111
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
2015
RHP
11-8
2.37
136
Charlotte Knights ( White Sox )
2016
RHP
11-5
2.50
87
Lehigh Valley IronPigs ( Phillies )
2017
LHP
10-5
1.94
109
Indianapolis Indians ( Pirates )
2018
LHP
14-4
2.57
131
Lehigh Valley IronPigs ( Phillies )
2019
RHP
7-5
3.56
123
Indianapolis Indians ( Pirates )
2020
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Did you know that the first left-handed pitcher to win the International League Most Valuable Pitcher Award was future Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda ?

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