This is our last seasonal pitching category for the minor leagues, but we still have career records!
Here are the best ERAs in a season since the 2006 draft, with a 120-inning requirement…
|1||Brad Mills||Harrisonburg ’05||2008||1.95|
|2||Elih Villanueva||Luray ’07||2010||2.26|
|3||Rowdy Hardy||Staunton ’04||2007||2.48|
|4||Tyler Thornburg||Winchester ’08||2011||2.57|
|5||Michael Bowman||Staunton ’06||2009||2.60|
|6||Harrison Cooney||Front Royal ’12||2014||2.65|
|7||Cole McCurry||New Market ’05||2009||2.71|
|8||Taylor Hill||Winchester ’08||2014||2.81|
|9||Taylor Hill||Winchester ’08||2013||2.95|
|10||Drew Rucinski||Luray ’09-10||2014||3.15|
A whopping three pitchers landed on the list after superlative 2014 seasons- Cooney, Hill, and Rucinski. Hill and Rucinski also made their major league debuts in ’14!
Mills, Villanueva, and Thornburg have also pitched in the majors. Only Hardy, Bowman and McCurry are no longer in affiliated ball.