Phillies Pitching Prospect Tyler Viza Joins The MiLB “High A” Top Five Pitching Leader Board

Tyler Viza

Tyler Viza

We have seen a lot of strong pitching on the Clearwater Threshers staff in the Florida State League during April. And May seems to be shaping up the same way.

Yesterday, Tyler Viza pitched one of the strongest outings yet for the Threshers six-man rotation.  He threw 6.1 innings of four-hit, one-run ball, striking out 11 and walking only two.

He picked up his fourth win in as many starts as the Threshers downed the Lakeland Flying Tigers 4-2.

Tyler Viza

Tyler Viza

Viza got stronger as he went along after giving up only a homer in the fourth inning.  He had  a 93-94 fastball and a good slider.  Of his last seven outs in the game, six were by strikeouts, including striking out the side in the fifth inning. Watch his last six strikeouts: HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Viza, who started the season as the fifth man in the six man Threshers rotation, pitched his best game of his four start.  In his starts he is 4-0 with a 1.14 ERA giving up only 3 earned runs in 23.2 innings while striking out 28.  He has walked only four including one intentional. His WHIP is under 1.00 at 0.93.

The 21-year-old, who was a Phillies 32nd round pick in the 2013 draft, has now made the MiLB Advanced A Top-Five Leader Board where he is tied for fifth in wins and with the fifth best ERA in all of A+ baseball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/
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