#5 Reliever: Justin Bureau, Winchester

justin-bureau-winchester-headshot-2016Reaching rarefied air, today we have the 5th best reliever in the 2016 Valley League season, Winchester’s Justin Bureau, from Ave Maria University!

Justin was lights-out in his 8 games and 11 2/3 innings pitched. Overall, he finished 0-1, 1.54, with 3 saves, a 0.513 WHIP, 0.8 BB/9, and 10.0 K/9. Those numbers reflect only 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, and 13 strikeouts. He did not allow a hit in 5 of his 8 appearances. Among the pitchers considered for this list, his finished 1st in WHIP, 7th in K/9, and 8th in ERA.

Justin has pitched for NAIA Ave Maria for two seasons so far. In 2015, he went 3-3, 3.22 in 22 games and 33 1/3 innings, with 5 saves and 34 strikeouts. In 2016, he went 1-3, 5.53, with 9 saves in 18 appearances. He walked 11 and struck out 25 in 27 2/3 innings.

Justin has signed to pitch in the Perfect Game summer league in 2017.

Congratulations on your excellent summer, Justin!



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