Minor League Record Book: Season Wins

So now that we’ve finished up the career section for pitchers, let’s take a look at season highs. (I can’t help but think about how much pitching has changed since I was pitching in college- pitch counts, innings limits…. things are so different now! (Not necessarily worse, just different.))

Take a look at the most wins in one season in the minor leagues by a Valley League alumnus since the 2006 draft…

1 Rowdy Hardy Staunton ’04 2007 15
Levi Maxwell Waynesboro ’06 2008 15
Austin Gomber Luray ’12 2015 15
4 Mike Ballard Staunton ’04 2007 14
Elih Villanueva Luray ’07 2010 14
Ben Alsup Luray ’09, Stan ’10 2012 14
Brandon Sinnery Winchester ’09 2014 14
Logan Boyd Charles Town ’13 2016 14
9 Brad Mills Harrisonburg ’05 2008 13
Joey Williamson Luray ’05 2009 13
Ben Alsup Luray ’09, Stan ’10 2013 13
Chad Kuhl New Market ’12 2014 13

The first thing you should notice about this, Brilliant Reader, is that only 2 wins separate the bottom from the top! That’s pretty amazing. The other thing is that there are 12 seasons represented here, but only one pitcher- Ben Alsup– is listed twice. Ben went 27-13 over 2012-2013, but then fell to 3-14 in 2014, and then left baseball.

The newest member of this list is Logan Boyd, who went 14-7 in the South Atlantic League in 2016.

Major leaguers: Elih Villanueva, Brad Mills, and Chad Kuhl (Who made his major league debut in 2016!)

Out of affiliated ball: Rowdy Hardy, Levi Maxwell, Mike Ballard, Villanueva, Alsup, Brandon Sinnery, Joey Williamson

Still hanging in there: Austin Gomber (who might pitch in the majors in 2017), Boyd, Brad Mills, Kuhl

Next up: saves!

Rowdy Hardy

Rowdy Hardy

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