Altoona’s Steven Brault and Bristol’s Christopher De Leon have been named the Pitcher of the Week in their respective leagues.
Brault won the Eastern League award for his six shutout innings on Tuesday, followed by two runs over six innings on Sunday. He had 15 strikeouts and allowed just six hits total. He won the Pitcher of the Week last August in the Carolina League while he was still with the Baltimore Orioles.
Brault has a 3.21 ERA in nine starts for Altoona since being promoted from Bradenton. In 47.2 innings, he has a 12:52 BB/SO ratio. He has allowed two earned runs or less in six of his Altoona starts. On the year, he has a 3.10 ERA in 113.1 innings, with 97 strikeouts, a .248 BAA, a 1.24 WHIP and a 1.28 GO/AO ratio.
De Leon had a terrific week of relief work to pick up the Appalachian League award, striking out 11 batters in six shutout innings, while allowing just one hit and two walks. He has thrown 11 shutout innings over his last four appearances. The 23-year-old right-hander is a rare example of a player that spends four years in the DSL(league maximum) and makes it to the States, which he did last year. On the season, he has 1.74 ERA in 20.2 innings, with 28 strikeouts.