Marlins prospect Nicolino named FSL Pitcher of Year

Marlins farmhand Justin Nicolino was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Year.

The Miami Marlins' young pitchers continue to impress, and not just at the major league level.

Justin Nicolino, a left-hander acquired in the big offseason trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday.

The league announced its 2013 All-Star Team based on voting by managers, official scorers and media. The FSL regular season concludes Sept. 1.

Before being promoted to Double-A Jacksonville of the Southern League, Nicolino was 5-2 with a 2.23 ERA for Class A Jupiter. He walked 18 and struck out 64 in 96 2/3 innings in the FSL.

Nicolino, 21, was 3-2 with a 5.52 ERA through his first six starts with Jacksonville.

Jupiter reliever Nick Wittgren (2-1, 0.86 ERA in 46 games) and center fielder Brent Keys (2-32-.349) also were named to the FSL All-Star Team.

St.Lucie Mets outfielder Dustin Lawley was named FSL Player of the Year.   

Charlie McCarthy can be reached at or on Twitter @mccarthy_chas

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