The Braves were thrilled to draft Jeff Lyman in the second round of the 2005 draft. He's a big, six-foot-four, 225-pound right-handed pitcher out of Monte Vista High School in Alamo, California.
Last year in his first pro season, Lyman pitched eight games (seven starts) in the Gulf Coast League and was 0-3 with a 4.24 ERA. He allowed 41 hits in 34 innings, walked only seven, and struck out 28. Now he's fighting for a job in Rome's starting rotation.
Click here to listen to Bill Shanks interview Lyman, slated for his first full season in the minor leagues this year.
The podcast is titled, "Jeff Lyman Interview - Spring 2006" and was published March 31st.
Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional front office philosophies. Email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio Podcast: Jeff Lyman Interview
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