Here is the third of four pitching categories- most strikeouts in a minor league season!
|1||Drew Granier||Harrisonburg ’09-10||2012||167|
|2||Tyler Thornburg||Winchester ’08||2011||160|
|3||Brad Mills||Harrisonburg ’05||2008||159|
|4||Robert Gilliam||Luray ’07||2011||156|
|5||Drew Granier||Harrisonburg ’09-10||2013||153|
|6||Mike Ballard||Staunton ’04||2011||150|
|7||Brandon Beachy||Woodstock ’08||2010||148|
|8||Cole McCurry||New Market ’05||2009||145|
|9||Drew Rucinski||Luray ’09-10||2014||140|
|10||Brandon Dickson||New Market ’06||2010||137|
Fascinating list. Granier is here twice- 2012 and 2013. Thornburg, Mills, Beachy, Rucinski and Dickson have all played in the major leagues. Ballard and McCurry are out of pro ball, while Gilliam has been fighting injury issues the last couple of years.
Rucinski is the newest member of the list- 140 strikeouts in the same year that he makes his major league debut- what a season!