The 2014 draft was filled with high profile talent for the Milwaukee Brewers. While the first three picks of Kodi Medeiros, Jacob Gatewood and Monte Harrison get a lot of well deserved attention, they are not the only talent that the Brewers took in the draft.
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Cy Sneed, the third round pick and first college selection is fairing well this season, too. Here is a look at Sneed and his future in the organization.
One of the biggest reasons Sneed, the former Dallas Baptist University star, is overlooked is because the organization is filled with pitching prospects. MLB.com’s top-30 Brewers’ prospect list includes 17 pitchers. But even though there are a ton of pitchers ahead of Sneed currently, he simply shouldn’t be passed by.
Entering professional ball last season, Sneed struggled initially. In 11 games (six starts) Sneed went 0-2 with an ERA that neared six. Though he had some solid outings, a July 11th thumping in which he allowed seven earned runs, helped to skyrocket his ERA.
This season however has been a much different story. In his first four appearances pitching at class A Wisconsin, he has been brilliant. Though he has just a 1-1 record he has been nearly untouchable with a 1.02 ERA. Perhaps the best number is his 6.33 strikeout to walk ratio. Showing impeccable command, Sneed has been getting the job done each time out, including his last start where he allowed just three hits and one walk in five innings of work.
It will take awhile for the 22-year-old right hander to move up the ladder and there will be bumps along the way, but Sneed could not have hoped for a better start than he is having so far in 2015. If he can continue to execute he could not only etch his name into a top Brewers prospect list, but also find a way to get important innings in Milwaukee, too.