Stephen Tarpley Named SAL Pitcher of the Week

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.

  • Could this trade be the redo of the McClouth trade that saw the Pirates net two starting pitchers?

  • Does the fact that he’s 22 in low A put a damper on his performance and potential future expectations?

    • He should be up a level, but his stuff is so good that it doesn’t affect the future. As long as he pitches well at the start of next year, he will be 23 in AA and that’s fine

      • Most good pitchers that are 23 are in teh major leagues typical Huntington slow play.
        How hard does this kid throw? Sit? mph