By Jason Shetler
Steven Brault will start off the 2016 season pitching for AAA Indianapolis, this according to Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects.
Brault was solid last season after being acquired in the Travis Snider deal from the Baltimore Orioles prior to 2015. The 23-year-old left-hander put up an ERA of 2.43 along with a 1.12 WHIP in 28 starts combined with High A Bradenton and AA Altoona. MLB Pipeline ranked Brault the 17th best Pirates prospect in the organization entering this year. There was speculation about Brault heading back to Altoona to start the season, but he’ll now join the prospect heavy Indianapolis rotation with Tyler Glasnow, Jameson Taillon, Trevor Williams and Chad Kuhl.