“Innings Pitched” is not a very sexy category, is it? I thought it was interesting, though, so I decided to include it this year.
Most innings pitched since the 2004 Valley League season:
|1||Tucker Pryor||Front Royal||2008||79.0|
|2||Joshua MacDonald||New Market||2005||76.0|
|6||Lee Tabor||New Market||2005||71.0|
|8||Ross Fetterly||New Market||2007||69.2|
Why is this instructive? The latest pitcher to join this list was a full five seasons ago- Aaron Luchterhand, in 2011. This year, Brandon Caples (Purcellville AND Harrisonburg) got the closest- he finished with 62 1/3 innings pitched. Managers are functioning with pitch counts and innings limits more and more, so this isn’t surprising.
Also, it’s strange that only two members of this list went on the play affiliated baseball- Drew Granier and Lee Tabor. I believe both are retired now.
Next up is the much-more-sexy category of strikeouts!