The Durham Bulls have announced their MVP and Pitcher of the Year for 2013 and two former Stone Crabs were honored. Leslie Anderson was named the Bulls Most Valuable Player while Kirby Yates was co-Pitcher of the Year.
Anderson is hitting .295 with 26 doubles, 1 triple, 14 home runs and 72 RBI’s in 113 games for the Bulls. He currently leads the Bulls in slugging, home runs and RBI’s. Anderson was signed by the Rays in 2010 after defecting from Cuba. He spent 21 games with the Stone Crabs that season.
Yates is 3-2 with a 1.69 ERA, 18 saves and 87 strikeouts in 48 games this year for the Bulls. Opposing hitters are hitting just .167 against him. Yates was signed by the Rays as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. He spent 17 games with the Stone Crabs split between the 2010 and 2011 seasons.