A few days back, I listed all of the hitters for the Pittsburgh Pirates who were among the top ten leaders in their league in selected offensive categories. I was going to cover the pitching side the following morning, but we got word of Nick Kingham's season debut and that became the Morning Report topic. So now seems like a good time to look at the pitchers among the leaders in their leagues in innings pitched, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP. Since it's a smaller list than the hitters, I'll go to 20 spots and throw in some notes about where other pitchers fall among the leaders in their league.


Tyler Eppler is tenth in the International League in ERA with a 2.36 mark. Steven Brault ranks 18th with a 3.19 ERA and Clay Holmes is 20th with a 3.39 mark.

Eppler is fifth with a...

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