SP,RP - FA
Cleveland starting pitcher Ryan Merritt turned in another impressive outing for his team on Wednesday. The southpaw pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Yankees, helping his team to a 9-4 win.
Merritt continues to pitch effecitvely for the Indians. He now has a 2-0 record, 1.74 ERA, and seven strikeouts over five appearances. He is going to have a tough time breaking into a deep Cleveland starting rotation but he has value as a spot starter.
Cleveland Indians left-hander Ryan Merritt turned in an excellent outing against the Royals on Friday night. Merritt pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball, striking out three and walking one. The Indians went on to win 4-0.
Merritt, a hero from last year's AL Championship series, picked up his first win of the season. Merritt has made four appearances for Cleveland this season, posting a 1.76 ERA and six strikeouts.
LHP Ryan Merritt has been named the first starting pitcher of the Indians' Spring Training campaign when they take on the Reds on Saturday.
The unheralded left-hander blasted onto the scene with 4 1/3 shutout frames in Game 5 of the ALCS vs. Blue Jays. The 25-year-old is the epitome of a finesse pitcher with excellent control. He has limited upside in fantasy with only an average curveball and average changeup to partner his high 80s fastball. Merritt will likely start 2017 in Triple-A where he made 24 starts last year with 3.70 ERA and 5.80 SO/9. Expect him to build upon last season's experience and he will be the first or second called upon when the Indians' rotation needs strengthening.
LHP Ryan Merritt was called up from Triple-A in a flurry of moves which also saw Cody Anderson return and Joba Chamberlain land on the DL.
The 24-year-old is an intrigiuing prospect. He is the Indians' No.27 prospect according to MLB.com. Their summary is "His lack of premium stuff and perennially low strikeout rate limits his upside, but he has all the tools to develop into a fifth starter or swingman at the highest level." Merritt has been a starter throughout his minor league career and the Indians' rotation is entirely right-handed.
SP Ryan Merritt leads Triple-A Columbus Clippers with 30 innings over his five starts. The 24-year-old has a 3.30 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 25 strikeouts.
If the Indians need bolster their rotation whilst Carlos Carrasco is on the DL and with Trevor Bauer and Cody Anderson struggling with form and health respectively, then Ryan Merritt is positioning himself for consideration. The Indians' No.27 prospect has a 2-2 win-loss record in Triple-A. With a sub-90 fastball, Merritt does not fit the profile of a traditional lefty but he is an intelligent, crafty pitcher. In 2015, he threw two (seven-inning) shutouts, including a no-hitter and allowed just 16 walks over 141 innings. He will be an intriguing pickup if the Indians decide to promote him to the big leagues.