Steven Joseph Brault...Is a 2010 graduate of Grossmont High School in El Cajon, CA, where he played four years of baseball and two years of football...Attended Regis University in Denver, CO, where he was a three-year starter as both a pitcher and outfielder...Was named a third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 2013, becoming the first student-athlete in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball history to be named a first-team All-RMAC at two positions...Is the lead singer for the San Diego-based band, Street Gypsies (@streetgypsyband).
Was named Pittsburgh's Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year...Was selected to the International League mid-season All-Star team and was named the League's Most Valuable Pitcher and starting pitcher on the postseason All-Star squad...Led International League in ERA (1.94) and held opponents to a .199 batting average; the second-lowest mark in the league...Also ranked third with a 1.07 WHIP...Lost his first three Triple-A decisions before winning first game on 5/11 vs. Norfolk...Was named the International League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 5/15-21 after posting a 0.69 ERA (13.0ip/1er) and limiting opponents to a .114 average (5-for-44) in two starts...Posted a 1.26 ERA (28.2ip/4er) in five starts during the month of May...Made his only relief appearance with Indianapolis on 6/11 vs. Columbus and tossed a scoreless inning (18 pitches)...Gave up a total of 10 runs over a 10-start stretch between 5/6 and 7/4 (65.2ip - 1.37 ERA)...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/22...Gave up two runs in 1.0 inning of relief on 7/22 at Colorado and pitched 3.0 scoreless frames on 7/25 at San Francisco; also went 1-for-2 at the plate on 7/25...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 7/26...Was named International League Pitcher-of-the-Week a second time on 8/14 after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (14.0ip) in two starts during the week of 8/7-13; pitched 7.0 scoreless innings on 8/7 vs. Buffalo and 7.0 scoreless frames in his final Triple-A start on 8/12 vs. Syracuse...Was recalled a second time by Pittsburgh on 8/18 and threw 64 pitches in 4.0 innings of work that night vs. St. Louis...Was optioned back to Indy on 8/19...Was recalled three days later on 8/22 when George Kontos went on the disabled list...Gave up one run in 2.2 innings of work on 8/24 vs. Los Angeles; went 0-for-1 at the plate...Gave up a total of seven runs (four earned) in back-to-back outings at Wrigley Field on 8/28 and 8/30...Made his first start with the Pirates on 9/5 and received a no-decision against the Cubs (5.0ip/3er)...Allowed just one hit while tossing 6.0 scoreless innings and winning his first Major League game on 9/11 at Milwaukee...Collected his first big league RBI while going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI at the plate on 9/11 - the first Bucco LHP with two hits and two RBI since Paul Maholm on 9/12/08...Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings and picked up his first professional save on 9/26 vs. Baltimore... Started the final game of the season (2.0ip/4er) and received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 11-8 win on 10/1 at Washington ...Went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA (18.0ip/9er) in his four starts with Pittsburgh (the Pirates went 4-0)...Went 3-for-13 (.231) with a double and two RBI as a batter.
Began season with Indianapolis and won his first Triple-A decision in third start on 4/22 at Louisville...Went back-to-back starts without being charged with an earned run on 4/22 (5.0ip) and 4/27 (6.0)...Posted a 1.83 ERA (19.2ip/4er) in four starts during the month of April...Strained his left hamstring while running to first base on 5/8 and was placed on the disabled list...Made one rehab start with Short-Season West Virginia on 6/20...Was reinstated from the D.L. at Indy on 6/25...Pitched 5.0 scoreless innings in an 11-1 win at Toledo...Did not allow an extra-base hit to a left-handed hitter during his first nine minor league starts thru 6/30...Was selected by Pittsburgh on 7/5 and made his Major League debut that night in St. Louis; received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win (4.0ip/4h/2r/1er/2bb/5so)...Singled off Mike Leake in his first big league plate appearance...Was optioned back to Triple-A on 7/6...Made lone relief appearance with Indy (52 pitches) on 7/10 at Columbus (3.1ip/3h/2r/2er/1bb/6so)...Pitched 6.0 hitless innings, but received a no-decision on 7/16 at Louisville...Struck out a season-high nine batters and pitched 6.0 scoreless innings on 7/22 vs. Charlotte, but received another no-decision...Went 0-1 with a 1.17 ERA (15.1ip/2er) in three games with Indianapolis during the month of July...Was recalled a second time by Pittsburgh on 7/29 and made the start that night at Milwaukee; gave up three runs in 6.0ip and lost a 3-1 decision to Junior Guerra...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 7/31...Gave up five runs (four earned) in 2.1ip on 8/4 at Columbus...Allowed just one run in 7.0 innings of work on 8/14 at Lehigh Valley, but lost a 1-0 decision...Surrendered a season-high seven runs (six earned) in 4.1ip on 8/20 at Louisville (no-decision)...Went 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA (21.0ip/20r/19er) in five starts with Indianapolis during the month of August...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/29 and opposed Jake Arrieta that night in Chicago; received a no-decision (4.0ip/5h/3r/2er/2bb/4so)...Went 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA (23.1ip/21r/14er) in six games (five starts) with the Pirates after his final recall on 8/29...Suffered losses on 9/4 vs. Milwaukee (5.0ip/1er) and 9/14 at Philadelphia (3.2ip/5r/3er)...Made lone relief appearance with Pittsburgh on 9/26 vs. Chicago (1.2ip/6h/7r/3er/3bb/3so)...Went 2-for-8 (.250) with a sac bunt and one run scored as a batter in the big leagues.