Steven Brault got a lot of recognition on Monday for his terrific performance last week over two starts. He was named the International League Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season. MLB Pipeline featured him on their Prospect Team of the Week. He also got the cover photo for The Twenty article we post every Monday, because he was the best player in the system last week.
When you throw shutout ball over seven innings twice in the same week, you're going to get a lot of recognition for it. Brault has been pitching well all season though. He went into Tuesday's start with a 2.20 ERA, which was the best in the International League. He obviously held that spot at the end of the day when it dropped down to a 2.06 mark. On Saturday night, he improved on it again, taking it down t...
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