Steven Brault has dominated the International League all season, so when the end-of-season awards were announced on Wednesday morning, it should have been no surprise that he was named the Most Valuable Pitcher. He was also named to the league's Postseason All-Star team.

With less than a week left in the IL season, Brault leads the league with a 1.94 ERA. Even with three trips to Pittsburgh, including his current stint, he threw 120.1 innings. That ranks him 22nd in the league, but only nine innings away from being among the top ten leaders in the IL. Brault has 109 strikeouts, which ranks 12th in the league, and his 1.04 WHIP has him fourth overall among league leaders.

Since putting up a 3.86 ERA in five April starts, Brault has put up a 1.26 ERA in May, 1.32 in June, 2.25 in July ...

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