Milwaukee Brewers: Tyler Cravy Activated
A day after a day/night double header, the Milwaukee Brewers got some much needed relief as Tyler Cravy has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. This arm will be an important addition to the bullpen especially considering that both Ariel Pena and Kyle Lohse were used in long relief last night.
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After a sparkling debut in St. Louis back in June, Cravy was sent back down to AAA where he continued to shine. While he hasn’t had much major league success so far, Cravy should get some opportunities to prove himself as a 2016 bullpen/starting option.
In Cravy’s six major league appearances (5 starts) he has posted a 6.67 ERA against some of the stiffest competition, but as a proven ground-ball artist in the minor leagues, he could be a valued swing starter/ long reliever at some point next season.
Throughout Cravy’s seven minor league years in the Brewers’ system he has been excellent posting a career ERA of 3.73. He followed his outstanding season in AA Huntsville with a strong season in in AAA Colorado Springs, one of the most difficult places to pitch in the minor leagues.
Currently MLB.com ranks Cravy as the 26th best prospect in the Brewers organization. While his past success as a starter brings hope for the future, with the incredible amount of pitching depth in the organization I see Cravy as more of a bullpen arm going forward.
With the current need for arms it will be great to see him back on the mound and pitching in hopes of making the roster out of camp next season.