Nov 16, 2010
Joe Faraguna's Blog
In a landslide, New York ballhawk Joe Faraguna was voted 2010's Junior Ballhawk of the Year. He earned 12 first place votes, 3 second place votes, and 4 third place votes for a total of 46 points, surpassing the second-highest point total by 32 points.
Finishing the season with the 9th-highest season total (149), Faraguna also recorded the second-highest single-game average at 7.45 balls per game. When compared against junior ballhawks (under 18 years old), Faraguna's stats are even more impressive. Among junior ballhawks, he finished first in total balls (149), first in average (7.45), sixth in game balls (2), first in single-game high (14), and first in double-digit games (5).
Faraguna's 2010 highlights include snagging 14 balls at Citi Field on two separate occasions, snagging 13 balls at Chase Field, snagging the first two foul balls of his career, and finishing the season with a streak of 16 consecutive games with at least five balls.
Following Faraguna in the voting were Tim Anderson (14 points), Anthony and William Engels (12 points), Todd and Tim Cook (12 points), Ben Huff (8 points), Jake Shuster (8 points), Mike Calabro (7 points), and Mateo Fischer (7 points). Here's the complete results: