I know, I know; this isn’t a very sexy category, but I wanted to show how things have changed over the past few years.

Most innings pitched from 2004-2019 in the Valley League:

1 Tucker Pryor Front Royal 2008 79.0
2 Joshua MacDonald New Market 2005 76.0
3 Aaron Luchterhand Harrisonburg 2011 73.0
4 Drew Granier Harrisonburg 2010 72.2
5 Kyle Dubois Woodstock 2004 72.1
6 Lee Tabor New Market 2005 71.0
7 Peden Rucker Winchester 2005 70.2
8 Ross Fetterly New Market 2007 69.2
9 Jon Dages Waynesboro 2007 68.2
Ben Hildreth Haymarket 2008 68.2

No one has joined this list since 2011. Eight full seasons have gone by without anyone getting even very close to 68 2/3 innings. In fact, Reid Celata (Staunton) led the Valley League this summer with “just” 51 1/3 total innings. Honestly, I don’t think anyone will get close to this list anytime soon, either, with how coaches are much more protective of arms these days (as they should be, of course).

On this list, only Drew Granier and Lee Tabor played minor league ball; neither of them made the majors.