Dans Receive 2013 Post-Season Honors
The Prospect League has named Danville Dans Troy Conyers as the 2013 Roland Hemond Prospect of the Year. He was also named to the league's post-season All-Star team. The league also honored Dans manager Jason Watson with the Manager of the Year Award after this record-setting season by the team.
Conyers, a LHP sophomore-to-be from University of San Diego, went 5-1 on the year with a 1.53 ERA. He struck out 60 – second in the league – while walking just 18. Conyers started eight games this summer, allowing no runs in six of his starts. When not pitching, Conyers was in the Dans lineup as DH or first baseman in 18 other games, hitting .231.
For his part, manager Jason Watson - in his first year with the Dans - guided the 2013 team to a Prospect League record 41 regular-season wins. During the year, they also had a record-setting 11-game winning streak. The Dans won the West Division by 6.5 games over Quincy before falling to the Gems in the playoffs.
Congrats to both Conyers and Watson for earning these post-season recognitions.