Dodgers Prospect John Rooney Named Pacific Coast Pitcher Of The Week For September 11-17

Los Angeles Dodgers prospect John Rooney was named the Pacific Coast League (PCL) Pitcher of the Week for September 11-17. It marks the fourth consecutive week a Dodgers prospect earned the honor.

Rooney made three relief appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City during the period he was recognized for, throwing six perfect innings and collecting seven strikeouts.

The left-hander is 2-0 with a minuscule 0.66 ERA and 0.59 WHIP in 13.2 innings pitched this month (seven games; one start), while holding hitters to a .114/.170/.136 batting line.

Rooney began the 2023 season with Double-A Tulsa and went 3-2 with a 2.38 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine in 34 innings over 29 appearances.

The 26-year-old was promoted to OKC at the start of July and has pitched to a 3-1 record, 3.51 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 33.1 innings across 23 games (one start).

Between the two affiliates, Rooney owns a combined 6-3 record, 2.94 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 67.1 innings pitched over 52 games (one start).

2023 Dodgers Minor League Player of the Week winners

September 4-10: Kyle Hurt (Triple-A Oklahoma City), Jake Gelof (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga)

August 28-September 3: Gavin Stone (Triple-A Oklahoma City)

August 21-27: Nick Frasso (Triple-A Oklahoma City)

August 7-13: Ryan Pepiot (Triple-A Oklahoma City)

July 31-August 6: Wilman Diaz (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga), Yusnel Díaz (Double-A Tulsa), Gavin Stone (Triple-A Oklahoma City)

July 24-30: Mike Montgomery (Triple-A Oklahoma City)

July 3-9: Gavin Stone (Triple-A Oklahoma City)

June 26-July 2: Luis Yanel Diaz (High-A Great Lakes), Jared Karros (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga)

June 19-25: Payton Miller (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga), River Ryan (Double-A Tulsa)

May 22-28: Austin Gauthier (High-A Great Lakes)

May 1-7: Alec Gamboa (Double-A Tulsa), Austin Gauthier (High-A Great Lakes), Eddys Leonard (Double-A Tulsa)

April 24-30: Yon Castro (High-A Great Lakes), William Cuevas (Triple-A Oklahoma City), Chris Newell (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga)

April 17-23: Hunter Feduccia (Triple-A Oklahoma City), Dalton Rushing (High-A Great Lakes), Jorbit Vivas (Double-A Tulsa)

April 6-16: Ben Casparius (High-A Great Lakes), Kyle Nevin (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga), Andy Pages (Double-A Tulsa)

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