25-year-old Tyler Cloyd was impressive in his 2013 debut, allowing two runs on two hits over 6 1/3 innings of work for the Phillies, but he was optioned to
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Cloyd isn’t returning to the minors because of issues with his performance, however. His work against the Diamondback in the Phillies 3-2 loss was an encouraging sign for the
Cloyd was ranked as the Phillies 21st best prospect entering the 2013 season after a surprising 2012 season that took him from AA to the majors. Cloyd made six starts for the Phillies last year posting a 4.91 ERA in 33 innings. While his numbers may not look great and he definitely struggled with the long ball, Cloyd did show some promising peripherals in his late-season call up, with 30 strike outs and just seven walks in those six starts.
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