Aussies to watch in 2017/18
Tom Bailey (Perth Heat)
Bailey, 25 led the Heat's starting rotation in ERA and strikeouts last season. In a lean season for Perth, Bailey led all Australian pitchers with 62 strikeouts (second amongst all pitchers). His ERA of 4.97 and 1-6 win-loss record do not reflect on how well the right-hander pitched. Bailey pitched two complete games and was one of two Heat pitchers to start a game in every round. The long ball proved costly for Bailey with 10 home runs accounting for 17 of the 38 runs he allowed.