Release: September 29, 2008
Vestal, N.Y. Former Binghamton pitcher Scott Diamond was selected as Pitcher of the Year for the Atlanta Braves' Class A-Advanced Myrtle Beach team. The 6-foot-4 lefthander was among the Braves' minor league award winners who were honored before Atlanta's game against the New York Mets on September 20 at Turner Field.
Diamond, who began the season with Class A Rome (Ga.), earned a promotion in May and went 12-2 with the Pelicans, helping the team advance to the Carolina League finals. He led the league in wins and win percentage and held down a 2.79 earned run average. Diamond pitched 100 innings in 15 starts for Myrtle Beach, striking out 85 and walking 28. Opponents hit just .245 off him.
Before his promotion on May 18, Diamond went 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA in nine starts for Rome. He earned South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week honors for April 21-27.
Diamond signed with the Atlanta organization in August 2007.
In three seasons at Binghamton (2005-07), he totalled 14 wins and started 37 games - the most starts of any BU pitcher in that span.
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