Getting closer to the top! Our focus today is the 4th best relief pitcher in the 2017 Valley League season- Charlottesville’s Drew Loepprich!
Drew, a 6-foot-2 righthander from Wake Forest, was a mainstay in the Tom Sox bullpen last summer. He functioned more as a long reliever than a closer or one-inning guy, as five of his seven appearances lasted at least three innings. He also has amazing control. Check it out:
That’s one walk in 28 1/3 innings pitched. Whoa. Anyway, of the pitchers surveyed for the reliever list, Drew finished 6th in ERA, tied for 9th in innings pitched, 2nd in WHIP, and 1st in BB/9. He was named second team All-Valley at the end of the season.
Here is what Drew has done for the Demon Deacons over his first three years:
Congratulations on your excellent summer, Drew, and good luck this spring!