Today the Astros announced their minor league players of the year for the 2021 season. Below are the names and numbers...
Bermudez, a 23rd round pick in the 2018 draft. was named minor league Picher of the year after putting together a dominant season in 2021. He started the season in Double-A and struck out 102 in 78.2 innings while posting a 3.36 ERA. The lefty was then promoted to AAA where he got even better posting a 3.06 ERA with 40 K in 32.1 innings. Overall on the season he 3.24 ERA with 146 K in 111 innings. He finished the season with a 3.15 FIP, 31.9 K% and 24.5 K-BB%. Phenomenal season from Bermudez. Read more on him here.
Berryhill, originally drafted by the Reds and traded to the Astros last off-season, was named minor league player of the year. He started the year in Low-A and crushed slashing .305/.429/.636 with 10 HR, 32 RBI in 35 games. He was promoted to High-A where he hit .277 with 5 HR, 19 RBI in 29 games earning another promotion to Double-A. He finished the season there hitting .313 in 9 games. Overall, Berryhill had a .974 OPS and 159 wRC+ (leading the Astros system, minimum 200 PA). A great first full season for Luke. Read more on him here.