Akin went 14-7 with a 3.27 ERA and struck out 142 hitters in 137.2 innings. He was also named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. Akin may have an opportunity to parlay his performance into an opportunity with the big league club in the near future, especially with the Orioles in a rebuilding phase.
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019