Diamondbacks call up Tyler Skaggs
He will start tomorrow against the Marlins.
Dan Snyder provides some terrific insight on Skaggs here in his latest article.
You'd have been hearing a lot more about this guy all year had 2011's #3 pick overall, Trevor Bauer, not made so much noise with his strikeout totals and general nastiness. Skaggs was taken 40th overall by the Angels in 2009 and then sent to Arizona in the Dan Haren trade two years ago. He began the 2011 season with High-A and went 5-5 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 11.18 K/9. Making the jump to Double-A midseason, he improved every single one of his numbers: 2.50 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 11.39 K/9, 2.34 BB/9.
This year the double-digit strikeout rate dipped a bit, but the solid control has remained, and with 13 starts at Double-A and eight at Triple-A he's posted a 2.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 8.59 K/9. Skaggs' control is what makes me think his pending major league debut will go much better than Bauer's did. Dbacks GM Kevin Towers has said Skaggs could be called up for the team's doubleheader on August 22nd.
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