Analysis

Brandon Cumpton looks to make transition to the bullpen

Brandon Cumpton looks to make transition to the bullpen

Brandon Cumpton has seen a great deal of success this season as a starting pitcher. However, with the need in Pittsburgh down the stretch in relief, Cumpton appears to be making this switch.

On Sunday, Cumpton made only his seventh relief appearance of his professional career – six in the minors and one with the Pirates. In the outing, Cumpton allowed a pair of hits and struck out one, while tossing a scoreless ninth inning.

With Indianapolis for the season, Cumpton has posted a 3.03 ERA in 12 games. In 71.1 innings, he has allowed 69 hits and walked 20. Over the span, he has struck out 37. In 10 starts with the Pirates, he has a 4.98 ERA. However, the ERA is heavily inflated by a start in Los Angeles, where he allowed 11 runs, 10 earned, in 3.2 innings. Other than that, Cumpton has ...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit.  Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

Ryan joined Pirates Prospects as the Indianapolis Triple-A writer in 2014. Prior to joining Pirates Prospects, Ryan covered high school, college and professional sports in the Indianapolis area. For more updates throughout the season, follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanpalencer.

More in Analysis

Gerrit Cole vs Jose Fernandez

Pirates Notes: Gerrit Cole vs Jose Fernandez, and Jeff Locke Reactions

Tim WilliamsMay 31, 2016
Tito Polo standing in at the plate

Tito Polo is Having a Breakout Season in West Virginia

Tim WilliamsMay 31, 2016
Yeudy Garcia TW 41516 2

Yeudy Garcia’s Lack of Fastball Command Has Been a Mystery

Tim WilliamsMay 31, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Jeff Locke Throws His First Complete Game Shutout in Pirates 10-0 Win

Tim WilliamsMay 30, 2016
Cole Tucker TW 52916

Prospect Notebook: Cole Tucker Shines in His Bradenton Debut

Tim WilliamsMay 29, 2016
Justin Masterson TW 52916

The Pirates Appear to Be Looking at Justin Masterson For Bullpen Help

Tim WilliamsMay 29, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects