Tyler Cravy had gotten the job done at every level in his minor league career. After an exciting debut, things crashed down on him in his next few outings. Here is a review of his first full season in the big leagues.
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Cravy’s best day in his major league career so far was his first start. Debuting in a spot start on June 2nd against the St. Louis Cardinals, as he allowed one run in seven innings of work in a 1-0 Brewers loss. After being sent down the next day, he was never really able to duplicate the same success when he returned.
In his next five outings as a Brewer, he saw his ERA steadily rise until he was finally placed on the disabled list and eventually removed from the rotation.
In all, Cravy appeared in 14 games (seven starts) going 0-8 with a 5.70 ERA. While he had limited success, his high walk rate and high WHIP really hurt him for a majority of his time in the majors.
Entering next season, it will be an uphill battle for Cravy to make the opening day roster. With plenty of competition ahead of him in the rotation and pitchers like Tyler Thornburg and Michael Blazek available to work in long relief, finding a spot to get innings would be very difficult at the major league level. My expectation is that Cravy will begin the season in AAA, but will see time in Milwaukee as either an injury replacement or an additional arm if moves are made.
Final Grade: D