Yesterday's Morning Report was on the hitting leaders around the system for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Naturally, that would make today the pitching leaders in the system. Since there are fewer categories to look at, I'll expand this from the top three (like yesterday) to the top five in the system. For ERA, WHIP and walks per nine innings, I used 75 innings minimum for starters. I also included ERA and WHIP for relievers at the bottom using 20 appearances minimum. I left off Seth McGarry, who would have been the ERA and WHIP leader for relievers, because he was included in the popular Joaquin Benoit deal.
1. Drew Hutchison - 143.1
2. Alex McRae - 133.2
3. Cam Vieaux - 129.1
4t. Austin Coley - 128.2
4t. Pedro Vasquez- 128.2
1. Tyler Glasnow - 1.79
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