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Maryland’s Mike Shawaryn named Red Sox Pitching Prospect of the Year

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Mike Shawaryn was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, and the former Maryland ace had an award-winning first full season in the professional ranks.

“The Unicorn” was named Boston’s Pitching Prospect of the Year by MLBPipeline.com on Thursday. Shawaryn split the season between Low-A Greenville and High-A Salem, going 8-7 with a 3.81 ERA and 169 strikeouts in 134.2 innings.

Third baseman Rafael Devers was the club’s Hitting Prospect of the Year, which puts Shawaryn in good company. Since his big league call-up in August, Devers hit .284 with 10 homers. The 21-year-old was in Boston’s starting lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. Shawaryn, who’s listed as the organization’s No. 7 prospect, is still several stops away from the majors, but he’s climbing up the ladder.

In other news

Another former Maryland standout, Nick Novak, is the Chargers’ new kicker.

The Terps have a much-anticipated football game this weekend. We talked to Land Grant Holy Land about No. 10 Ohio State, who’s been somewhat of a mystery this season.

The podcast is back to talk about the Minnesota game and what to expect on Saturday.

From earlier this week, here’s a video where Maryland students struggle to spell the name of their school’s quarterback.

Kasim Hill is out of surgery, and he hopes to be back strong next season.

Maryland women’s soccer is now 1-4-1 in Big Ten play after a 3-0 loss to Nebraska.

Men’s soccer, however, is still undefeated, and takes a visit to Ohio State tonight.

From Capital News Service, here’s the story of Fionn Crimmins, an honorary member of Maryland men’s lacrosse.