**On Monday afternoon, Mitch Keller was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. As we outlined in the weekly Top Performers article, the award was well-deserved. He threw five shutout innings in each game and three of the five base runners he allowed were from bunt base hits. More importantly, this was a potential top prospect looking the part.
Keller was hitting 96 MPH with his fastball and throwing his curve for strikes. While a five inning limit/75 pitch count won't give you a good idea of real stamina, he looked as strong at the end of each outing as he did at the start. Keller was piling up strikeouts in the first game, while picking up quick outs by pitching to contact in the second game. It was the best of both worlds. You want a pitcher to be able to last as many in...
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