Yesterday we looked at the Pittsburgh Pirates who were above average for their league in hitting. Today we switch over to the pitchers, which is what we also did each of the last two years around this time. To define league average for pitching, I used two categories in the past and will continue with that this year. You can view the 2016 and 2017 results here, which allows you to see how those numbers played out over the year and how the lower level players in those previous articles have progressed since then.

Below is a list of players who have and ERA and/or WHIP better than their league average. Obviously, the players who qualify for both lists are having a strong year compared to what you should expect from their league. As most of you know from following this site, all minor leag...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.