Of all of the names that are in Class A Wisconsin, Cy Sneed may have been the least talked about prospect. While there are players like Monte Harrison and Jake Gatewood, who has struggled in their first full season of pro ball, Cy Sneed has simply dominated. Though he gets little attention on the current roster and is rarely talked about among Brewers prospects, it is time for a new test with Sneed at the next level.
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Last season, pitching in Rookie ball, Sneed struggled he went 0-2 with an ERA over five as opposing hitters hit .311 off of him. But this season everything has started to click for the 2014-third rounder. Pitching in his first full-season of pro ball, the 22-year old has been highly impressive. Not only has Sneed been able to put together a 1.81 ERA on the season, but he also has an awesome strikeout to walk rate of that is more than four to one.
In his most recent start Friday night, Sneed was in control the entire night going eight inning allowing six hits and zero runs while striking out six hitters. Though he is just 2-5, he is proving that he is no match for this level.
Sneed is not ranked by MLB.com as a top 30-prospect in the organization by MLB.com, but that hasn’t been shown in the way he has pitched so far this year. With the bevy of top talent taken, the 2014 draft has been viewed as the Brewers’ best draft in years. But adding an arm like Sneed’s can make it even better. Though it has just been nine games (seven starts) and just under 45 innings of work, it is time to move this former college pitcher on to the next level in Brevard County to give him a more challenging task.
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