Team Italy hurler Michele Vassalotti named Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week

Jul 13, 2019 618

BY: Roberto Angotti

After throwing seven scoreless innings and allowing just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts on July 1 and then following up with his second win for the Rocky Mountain Vibesthis season on July 6, the Team Italy right-hander and Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect Michele Vassalotti was named the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week on July 7, 2019.

Despite pitching where the ball carries in high elevations at the various ballparks in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Colorado, the 18-year-old Italian Venezuelan hurler is not fazed by the challenges he faces every day in the Rookie Advanced Pioneer League. In 22.1 innings pitched so far, the hard-throwing Michele Vassalotti leads the Rocky Mountain Vibes in wins (2) and strikeouts (24).

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