Brian Leach was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round of the 2008 draft out of the University of Southern Mississippi. Leach got off to a strong start in State College after signing, with a 3.98 ERA in 54.1 innings between the rotation and the bullpen. Leach made 32 appearances in West Virginia in 2009, with 12 starts, putting up a 2.96 ERA in 109.1 innings. Leach was moved to the rotation full time in 2010, where he had a 3.85 ERA in 138 innings. Leach will pitch in the Arizona Fall League this off-season, and should move up to Altoona to start the 2011 season.
Recently John Dreker of Pirates Prospects caught up with Leach, and asked him some questions about his pitch selection, the Arizona Fall League, and his career results so far. Here is what Brian had to say.
John Dreker: Brian, could you start by giving some background info such as when you started pitching and what it was like to be drafted?
Brian Leach: All my life I dreamed of becoming a M...
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