Will Startup has been one of the most consistent pitchers in the Detroit Tigers organization this season.
Startup has a 2.18 ERA with four saves. All four of his saves have been two innings or more. He recently tossed four quality innings in a 6-4 win over Bowie to earn the save before throwing the final two innings Friday in a 6-3 win over Altoona.
He has 19 strikeouts to five walks this season and is fourth among all Detroit minor-league pitchers in ERA.
Startup is also fifth in opponent’s batting average at .222 and is tied for the lead with four saves.
– Tom Reisenweber