Yesterday, Tyler Waldron was transferred out of West Virginia with a destination of "TBA". At this time of year, that could mean a lot of things, one of which being a trade rumor. For Waldron, it ended up meaning a promotion to Bradenton. Looking at the numbers, you wouldn't guess that he's ready for a promotion to the next level. However, his numbers have been a bit misleading to how good he has pitched.
Waldron has a 4.82 ERA in 97 innings this season. Most of that has been due to a 6.26 ERA in the month of July, spanning 27.1 innings. His secondary numbers have looked strong, despite the poor ERAs. He's allowed 91 hits in 97 innings this year. He's got a 64:26 K/BB ratio. One issue has been the long ball, as Waldron has given up 14 ...
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