Ryan Dull, from Kernersville, N.C., (East Forsyth ’08/UNC-Asheville ’12) just completed his first full season of professional baseball. He was named a Midwest League All-Star, played in the prestigious Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox and just today was named Oakland A’s Organization Minor League Reliever of the Year.
Reliever — Ryan Dull, Beloit (20 games), Stockton (15 games), Midland (10 games): The 2012 32nd-round pick was second in the organization with 19 saves — he blew only two — and went 2-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with an 8.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
“He’s competitive. He pounds the zone and his stuff sinks in the zone. He’s very aggressive,” Owens said. “His changeup is a swing-and-miss pitch sometimes. His slider is a very solid pitch.”