Right-handed pitcher Adam Oller didn't get a lot of press for his strong season in Morgantown this year. We mentioned him here a number of times, but that can be said for most players in the system. He got mentioned more often as the year went along because he put up great stats, including his best career outing in his final game of the season.
Oller was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates last year in the 20th round. He was a 21-year-old with over 300 innings of college ball at Northwestern State. The Pirates assigned him to Bristol, which was a low level for a pitcher of his caliber, but it gave him a chance to get more innings than he would get with an assignment to Morgantown as a reliever.
In 54.2 innings with Bristol, Oller had a 4.45 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. He impressed with his co...
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