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Steven Brault Named International League’s Most Valuable Pitcher

Brault leads the International League with a 1.94 ERA. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Steven Brault Named International League’s Most Valuable Pitcher
John Dreker

Steven Brault has dominated the International League all season, so when the end-of-season awards were announced on Wednesday morning, it should have been no surprise that he was named the Most Valuable Pitcher. He was also named to the league's Postseason All-Star team.

With less than a week left in the IL season, Brault leads the league with a 1.94 ERA. Even with three trips to Pittsburgh, including his current stint, he threw 120.1 innings. That ranks him 22nd in the league, but only nine innings away from being among the top ten leaders in the IL. Brault has 109 strikeouts, which ranks 12th in the league, and his 1.04 WHIP has him fourth overall among league leaders.

Since putting up a 3.86 ERA in five April starts, Brault has put up a 1.26 ERA in May, 1.32 in June, 2.25 in July ...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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