Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/30/13
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss pitcher Tyler Cloyd. Summary:  Tyler Cloyd earned a shot at the major league level after posting an 15-1 record at two levels in the minor leagues in 2012. In 6 starts, he was 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA. He lacks true major league stuff but showed enough poise at times to be successful. He may get another opportunity to pitch for the Phillies in 2013, but expect the bulk of his time to be spent at Triple A Lehigh Valley. Scouting Report:  Has a comfortable athletic delivery that repeats well Effortless smooth mechanics 86-89 MPH fastball 83-86 MPH cutter Uses cutter as a back door pitch to left handers and for a swing and miss pitch for right handers Mid 70′s cutter Underwhelming change-up Hits:  He used his cutter as an effective pitch in the 2 games he won with the Phillies. Has excellent control and when he made his pitches he kept the opposition
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