The 6'10" right hander was rated one of the top high school pitchers in the country while at…
Bats Fall in 12th
After a solid debut this season Brackman has struggled with control issues that caused the Yankees to decline his option after last season. The Moeller grad was once a top-100 rated prospect before returning home to Cincinnati as a free agent. Last night he managed only 8 strikes out of 34 pitches and added three wild pitches past veteran catcher Miller. He's now 1-3 with an ERA close to 10 after five starts.
It's been a rough road for Brackman since the Yankees selected him out of North Carolina State with a late first round pick. In 2007 he underwent Tommy John surgery before throwing his first pitch as a professional. They finally moved him to the bullpen in the second half of last year before he had a cup of coffee in the big leagues at the end of the season. The Reds returned him to the rotation at Louisville and it looked like a good move on April 9 when he threw six innings of 2-hit ball while walking only one. In four subsequent appearances he's failed to make it out of the second inning twice and only half of his 266 pitches have gone for strikes. He's also had five wild pitches and hit three batters. His next scheduled start is on May 5 at Indianapolis.
Other News from the Farm:
It was a slow day in the Cincinnati Organization yesterday. The Reds, Pensacola, and Bakersfield all had a day off. Dayton was shut out at Beloit 7-0. Juan Perez had two of the Dragons' five hits while Stanley Gerson lost his second game of the season.
Pensacola resumes their season tonight when hosting Jacksonville. Bakersfield will be visited by Lancaster.
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