Right-hander Tyson Brummett, a seventh-round pick in last year’s draft, is rising faster than anyone from the Class of ’07. Owner of the second-best ERA in the chain (2.93 ERA), Reading marks his third stop this season. [Link]
(Summarizing from Mike Drago’s morning report in the Reading Eagle): Brummett, 22, started the season in Low-A Lakewood, going 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA in six starts and was moved up to Class-A Clearwater in May, where he went 2-3 with a 3.59 ERA. Brummett won his Eastern League debut Thursday in impressive fashion, going 8 2-3 innings and leaving the game with a 4-0 lead. Overall, he’s 6-3 with a 2.93 ERA and 80/25 K/BB ratio in 98 1-3 innings.
A native of Salem, Utah, Brummett led UCLA with 133 2-3 innings pitched and 109 strikeouts in 2007, earning All-Pac-10 honors. The Giants tried to draft him twice, once in 2003 and again in 2004 before the Phillies took him last season using the 233rd overall selection. Brummett will be on the hill tonight when the R-Phils battle Harrisburg.
Golson out with wrist injury: Drago also gives us the latest on Greg Golson, who’s been out of P.J. Forbes’ lineup since June 13 when he strained his wrist swinging. According to Drago, the outfielder received a cortisone injection June 16, and won't begin swinging until July 1 at the earliest.