Cumpton has been promoted to Bradenton.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to high-A Bradenton from West Virginia, according to a West Virginia press release. Cumpton was a ninth round draft pick last year out of Georgia Tech, and had a 4.30 ERA in 67 innings with West Virginia, along with a 48:18 K/BB ratio.
The numbers are inflated by his first three starts. Cumpton allowed 21 earned runs in his first three outings of the season. He was removed from the rotation, and after a successful bullpen appearance, and a Tyler Waldron injury, Cumpton was returned to the rotation. Since his first three outings, Cumpton has put up an amazing 1.76 ERA in 56.1 innings, with a 42:12 K/BB ratio.
The Pirates were hoping that Cumpton and Waldron could an...
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