Top Performers: Sadler, Hanson, Bell, Brault, West Virginia Pitchers

[tps_header]Each week we take a look back at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system from the previous week, highlighting the pitchers with the best Game Scores and the hitters with the most runs created. Below are the top five pitchers and hitters from last week, including stats and notes on each player.[/tps_header]
(Photo Credit: David Hague)
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Casey Sadler, Indianapolis Р74 GS (5/20)

Line: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Notes:¬† Sadler had a great start last week and he has been solid in every start this season, including his one spot start for the Pirates. He has gone at least six innings in every game for Indianapolis and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any start. Sadler’s 2.12 ERA is the fourth best in the International League and his 0.81 WHIP is well ahead of the second best in the league. He is holding batters to a .185 average, has a 1.30 GO/AO ratio and an 8:28 BB/SO ratio. He has firmly entrenched himself for right now, as the best starting pitching option in AAA should the Pirates need a starter.