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|
|6||Lee Tabor||New Market||2005||71.0|
|8||Ross Fetterly||New Market||2007||69.2|
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.