Dodgers Prospects River Ryan & Payton Martin Earn Minor League Pitcher Of The Week Honors For June 19-25

Los Angeles Dodgers prospects River Ryan and Payton Martin were honored as the Pitcher of the Week in their respective leagues for games played June 19-25.

Ryan won the award for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers in the Texas League while Martin took the honor for the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League.

Ryan, acquired by the Dodgers from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Matt Beaty in 2022, became the sixth player to win a weekly honor for the Drillers this season. The 24-year-old joined Imanol Vargas, Eddys Leonard, Alec Gamboa, Jorbit Vivas and Andy Pages as the Drillers to win a Player of the Week award.

The right-hander pitched five no-hit innings, giving up no runs with six strikeouts to only one walk in his lone start during the week.

Ryan lowered his season ERA to 2.70 with the outing with a 1.14 WHIP, 55 strikeouts and 26 walks in 50 innings across 13 games (11 starts).

Ryan is in his second season pitching and owns a career 2.58 ERA across 97.2 innings. Following his trade to the Dodgers organization, Ryan pitched for both the Quakes and the High-A Great Lakes Loons.

Martin, who the Dodgers selected in the 17th round of the 2022 MLB Draft, is the third Quakes player to win a weekly award, joining Chris Nwell and Kyle Nevin.

The 19-year-old appeared in two games, throwing six scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and one walk with 11 strikeouts. His first outing was a start where he pitched three innings with six punchouts, and his next was a relief appearance of three innings as well, this time with five whiffs.

The right-hander has pitched 32.2 innings this year in 12 games (10 starts) with a 1.65 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 40 strikeouts to 14 walks. He is currently playing in his first season of professional baseball.

Dodgers prospect Jerming Rosario won Pitcher of the Week

Jerming Rosario was also named a Pitcher of the Week for June 12-18, winning the award for the Loons in the Midwest League.

Rosario pitched five innings in relief during his lone appearance in the week, giving up no runs and no hits while striking out eight and walking one.

The 21-year-old has struggled in his seven appearances (two starts) with the Loons, posting an 8.50 ERA over 18 innings, but the right-hander did hold a 2.88 ERA in 25 innings for the Quakes prior to his promotion.

Rosario was originally signed to a Minor League contract by the Dodgers in 2018 out of the Dominican Republic.

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