McPherson was a surprise addition to the 40-man this off-season.
When the Pittsburgh Pirates added right handed pitcher Kyle McPherson to the 40-man roster this past off-season, it was seen as a surprise. McPherson was coming off a strong season in low-A, in which he posted a 3.59 ERA in 117.2 innings, along with a 124:31 K/BB ratio. His strikeout rate was the best in the organization among starting pitchers. The surprise was due to McPherson's low level, as he had only four innings above low-A ball.
So far this season, McPherson has been excellent. He was great in Bradenton, with a 2.89 ERA in 71.2 innings, along with a very impressive 60:6 K/BB ratio. He has since been promoted to Altoona, where he has a 3.26 ERA in 38.2 innings, and a 37:10 K/BB ratio. That includes his star...
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