Now that we're two weeks into the minor league season, let's check in on the pitchers from the WTH 25-man roster and see how they've done so far. [Note - The What the Heck 25-man roster was compiled through reader votes throughout the off-season.]
Congratulations! You picked a great pitching staff. The WTH pitchers have a 2.86 ERA and a 1.124 WHIP with 8.3 SO/9; our starting pitchers are 4-1; and Fernando Abad and Dayan Diaz have been perfect in relief. Despite Juan Abreu's continued command issues, he somehow has two saves already. Alex Sogard started out slowly but was terrific in his last two appearances. Unfortunately, Chris Hicks had one terrific outing followed by a terrible outing followed by a trip to the DL.
Other pitchers who are not on the WTH roster who are currently sporting a 0.00 ERA are Sergio Perez, Jose Valdez, Kirk Clark, Jose Cisnero, Jason Chowning and Xavier Cedeno. There are also a total of 16 pitchers on the minor league clubs with a WHIP of 1.200 or under.
Quite a number of pitchers are having very strong starts to the season, but the Oklahoma City staff is really a cut above the rest. Their staff ERA is 2.27 with a WHIP of 1.181. I would love to see that dominance continue.
Tomorrow we'll check in on our WTH Roster position players and see how they're doing.