The South Atlantic League named West Virginia Power pitcher Stephen Tarpley, the Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on August 16th. He pitched once during the week, but it was a brilliant performance. On Saturday, Tarpley threw eight shutout innings, allowing three singles and no walks. He also recorded 16 ground ball outs.
Tarpley has made 16 starts this season, posting a 2.14 ERA, which would lead the league if he wasn’t just an inning or so short of having enough to qualify. In 92.2 innings, he has 87 strikeouts, a 1.10 WHIP, a 232 BAA and a 1.53 GO/AO ratio. The 22-year-old lefty has allowed two earned runs or less in 14 of his 16 starts.