LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league pitcher Trevor Oaks was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday after striking out a career-high 11 in a complete-game win for Triple-A Oklahoma City last week.
Oaks on Aug. 15 fanned a career high 11 while allowing just one run on three hits in nine innings to beat the El Paso Chihuahas (Padres). He retired 19 of his first 20 batters faced in that game, taking a no-hitter into the seventh in the win.
It was his first complete game of the year, and third of his career.
The 23-year-old Oaks began the season with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, but has jumped two levels to date. He was drafted in the seventh round in 2014 out of Cal Baptist University in Riverside.
Oaks has a 3.03 ERA in nine starts with Oklahoma City, with 48 strikeouts against only eight walks in 62⅓ innings. On the season he is 14-3 with a 2.75 in 23 starts between Rancho Cucamonga, Double-A Tulsa, and Oklahoma City, with 108 strikeouts and 20 walks in 150⅓ innings.
Oaks leads the Dodgers organization, majors and minors, in both innings and wins in 2016. This is his second Pitcher of the Week honor this season, having also won Texas League honors for the period of June 6-12 with Double-A Tulsa.
Oaks hasn’t pitched since that complete game, but is scheduled to start again for Oklahoma City on Friday.