The Reds today claimed off waivers from the #Indians LHP Kyle Crockett.
Crockett, 25, was drafted by the Indians in the fourth round in 2013. He posted a 3.44 ERA in 107 career relief appearances for Cleveland & allowed just 3 HRs. The Reds 40-man roster is now full. pic.twitter.com/RYJAjW6aSV
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 27, 2017
Crockett seems like a solid pick-up. He turns 26 in a couple weeks. He’s a LH reliever who was the victim of a roster squeeze and a stocked major league bullpen in Cleveland. He’s appeared in 107 games for Cleveland over the past four seasons with a 3.12 FIP and 3.23 SIERA.
Crockett’s major league debut came at age 22, after rocketing through Cleveland’s minor league system. He spent almost all of last year in AAA with excellent K and BB numbers. Under team control at least through 2022.
Crockett has faced the Reds 6 times.
Chad’s going to like this move because Crockett played his college ball at the University of Virginia (also where Dick Williams went to school.). In his three years at UVA, Crockett was 12-3 with a 1.98 ERA.
More info: Crockett throws a 90 mph fast ball on 70% of his pitches and a slider most of the rest of the time. Cleveland tended to use him against LH batters. He faced 167 lefties and 110 RH batters in his 107 games. His numbers vs. LH batters are even better than his overall numbers above.