Tyler Eppler to Make Season Debut on Sunday

Tyler Eppler will make his regular season debut with the Bradenton Marauders on Sunday afternoon. The sixth round draft pick from 2014 is ranked #28 in our top 30 prospect lists. He has been building up his pitch count in Extended Spring Training the last few weeks after returning from elbow soreness, which shut him down in Spring Training. He had a minor setback in April, which further delayed his return. Eppler was throwing low-90’s during one of his final EST outings.

After signing with the Pirates last year, Eppler reported to Jamestown, where he made 14 starts and had a 2.49 ERA in 68.2 innings. He was originally scheduled to open the season in the Bradenton rotation and the plan to have him skip Low-A ball hasn’t changed with the missed time. He will likely be on a 5IP/75 pitch limit on Sunday.