On Saturday the Los Angeles Angels promoted right-handed pitcher Troy Scribner to the major league roster. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from him.
Troy Scribner, RHP: Scribner pitched four years of college baseball at Sacred Heart University, having a particularly good senior year in 2013 with a 2.59 ERA in 83 innings, 90/17 K/BB. Undrafted, he signed as a free agent with the Houston Astros. Effective at the lower levels due to his control, he struggled for the first time in the high-octane California League in 2015 (5.49 ERA in 100 innings). He was traded to the Angels system on April 1st, 2016.
Scribner was effective last year (3.41 ERA in 132 innings between Double-A and Triple-A with 117/56 K/BB). He’s held his own in the Pacific Coast League this season, posting a 4.16 ERA in 97 innings with a 98/36 K/BB.
Listed at 6-3, 190, Scribner was born July 2nd, 1991. He doesn’t throw very hard, upper-80s/low-90s on his best days, but he locates his curveball, slider, and change-up efficiently and shows little fear of hitters. He’s proven able to make adjustments and has survived the difficult California and Pacific Coast Leagues with his confidence intact.
Overall, Scribner projects as a fifth starter or long reliever.