Phillies Prospect #44: Tyson Brummett

Tyson Brummett made the move to the bullpen last season at Reading and seemed to grasp the role pretty quickly. Shoulder inflammation knocked him off his stride, but he has a chance to bounce back in 2010.

Acquired: Drafted by the Phillies in the 7th round of the 2007 Draft.
Bats: R   Throws: R
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: August 15, 1984
2009 Team(s): Reading (26 G), Clearwater (4 G), Lehigh Valley (1)
Games/Games Started: 31 G / 16 GS
School: UCLA
2009 Ranking: 30

Why Brummett fell from #30: Last season simply wasn't a good one for Tyson Brummett. The right-hander started the 2010 season in Reading's rotation and found himself bumped into the bullpen in late June after getting off to a rocky start and not being able to get himself turned around. For the most part, he pitched better out of Reading's bullpen and was even given an emergency start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. By August though, Brummett was on the DL with a right shoulder inflammation, which could explain some of the problems that he had on the mound. Overall, Brummett was 3-10 with a 5.62 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. 

CATEGORY Tyson Brummett Eastern League
ERA 5.22 3.89
H/9 IP 10.9 8.8
HR/9 IP 1.1 0.7
BB/9 IP 2.5 3.5
KO/9 IP 6.4 7.1
WHIP 1.48 1.37
WP/9 IP 0.5 0.4
A player's stat posted in white indicates that he performed above the league average in that category. A player's stat posted in black indicates that he performed below the league average in that category.

Repertoire: Features a fastball, curve, slider and change-up. They're all good pitches, but when he gets out of sync, he tends to leave them up in the zone and gets hurt.

Pitching Style: Brummett likes to work quickly and tends to go right after hitters, sometimes forgetting about his secondary pitches. In fact, sometimes, he works a little too quickly and doesn't set up hitters well enough to get them out by using his full array of pitches. When Brummett is on, he works down in the zone and tries to get ahead with the fastball so he can feel comfortable enough with his other pitches once he's ahead in the count.

Projection: After leading the Phillies minor league pitchers with 170 innings in 2008, the fact that Brummett was moved to the bullpen is disappointing since he was seen as a potential workhorse-type starter. Now, he profiles more as a reliever, with the hope that in the long run, putting fewer miles on his arm will help him. He's likely to be back at Reading to start the 2010 season, working out of their bullpen.

This will be an interesting and important season for Brummett to show that he's healthy and ready to return to being a more dominant type pitcher than he showed that he could be last season. There is definitely some talent there and there's no telling if perhaps the shoulder issue was brewing for a chunk of the season before it finally put him on the sidelines. If that was the problem, we'll be able to tell this season and Brummett will bounce right back up the list of prospects in the Phillies organization.

 

Tyson Brummett's career stats

Year Team W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB SO
2007 Williamsport 5 5 3.40 15 12 0 76.2 71 34 29 14 55
2008 Lakewood 3 0 1.95 6 6 0 37.0 28 12 8 10 36
2008 Clearwater 2 3 3.59 8 8 0 52.2 52 24 21 13 39
2008 Reading 2 9 7.28 14 14 0 80.1 105 68 65 46 47
2008 COMBINED 7 12 4.98 28 28 0 170.0 185 104 94 69 122
2009 Clearwater 0 0 9.00 4 0 0 5.0 5 7 5 4 3
2009 Reading 3 9 5.22 26 15 2 98.1 119 63 57 27 70
2009 Lehigh Valley 0 1 11.25 1 1 0 4.0 7 6 5 1 3
2009 COMBINED 3 10 5.62 31 16 2 107.1 131 76 67 32 76
Minor League Totals 15 27 4.83 74 56 2 354.0 387 214 190 115 253



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