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D-backs Announce Farm Players of the Year

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that right-handed pitcher Billy Buckner has been named Minor League Pitcher of the Year and that first baseman Ryan Wheeler was named Minor League Position Player of the Year.

The 26-year old Billy Buckner was dominant in two stints at Triple-A Reno in 2009, making 18 appearances, 16 of which were starts. Buckner finished 9-3 for the Aces, boasting a 3.32 ERA. He had a better than 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and earned the victory in eight of his final nine decisions. On July 31, Buckner dealt arguably Reno's finest pitching performance, holding...

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