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VSL Season Wrap Part Two: The Pitchers

VSL Season Wrap Part Two: The Pitchers

Check out Part One: The VSL Hitters

The VSL Pirates were stacked with young first year players this year so it is no surprise that the team won the league title based more on offense than it did on pitching. They finished 5th in the six team league in ERA with a 4.19 clip and they had a 1.43 WHIP which tied them for third. The team put up a decent strikeout total finishing 2nd in the league with 414 and they were the 2nd best control team issuing 258 walks. They also had the most shutouts with six and gave up the 2nd fewest homers with 23 allowed.

The team was filled with first year players but they were led by five returning players who had the five highest total amount of innings pitched for the team this year. Players gone from last year's club include Orlando Castro, who has pitc...

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