The Orioles have returned right-hander Mac Sceroler to the Reds organization. The Orioles selected Sceroler away from the Reds with the fifth pick of last December’s Rule 5 draft, but after Baltimore designated Sceroler for assignment earlier this week, the O’s had to offer him back to Cincinnati when no team claimed Scheroler off waivers.
Prior to this season, Sceroler had never pitched above the high-A level since being a fifth-round pick for Cincinnati in the 2017 amateur draft. Sceroler had to spent the entire 2021 season on the Orioles’ active roster for the team to officially secure his rights, but he ended up pitching in just five MLB games due to spending almost two months on the injured list with right shoulder tendinitis.
Sceroler’s first taste of the majors didn’t go well, as he posted a 14.09 ERA over 7 2/3 innings, with seven walks and six home runs allowed in that brief sample size. He’ll now head to the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate in Louisville, though it’s worth noting that Sceroler also struggled (16.62 ERA) in 4 1/3 innings for Baltimore’s Triple-A team while he was rehabbing his shoulder this season.
The Orioles have traditionally made frequent use of the Rule 5 Draft to add young talent to the roster, with Anthony Santander, T.J. McFarland, Ryan Flaherty, and Joey Rickard the most notable names acquired via the Rule 5. Right-hander Tyler Wells is the lone remaining 2020 selection who is still on Baltimore’s active roster, and Wells has looked quite good in his rookie season, posting a 4.01 ERA, 31.3% strikeout rate and 6.0% walk rate over 33 2/3 innings out of the Orioles’ pen.
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Sweet mother of Lemmy! With a stat line that bad, he’s only worth -0.5 WAR? Should be way lower. We really have to run the numbers again, because there’s no way that’s right.
Since when is WAR a valuable state for 6 innings pitch.
I don’t get taking players out of the low minors and having to keep them all season knowing most are not ready for the Major League.
Yeah, looking through his stats he was progressing steadily and definitely not ready for the majors or AAA yet. Too bad he’s not closer to being serviceable, the Reds need all the arms they can get.
The Reds are in 3rd place in the division only 5 games out and 4th place in the wild card only 6 games back- and the season isn’t half over- seems I’d be more focused on arms for teams that were going to demolish the Reds and aren’t even at .500, like the Cardinals, Phillies and Atlanta for starters
You’re numbers are all correct..and that does absolutely nothing to change the fact that what he said is 100% fact..we need all the help we can get, when it comes to the bullpen..
15 runs, 7 bases on balls and 6 homers allowed in 7-2/3 innings? I could do that for far less money. Sign me!
Milt pitched 16 solid seasons with an ERA over 4.00 only twice in career, 2 of them were in his first and last. Put the man in the HOF already. No rookie pitcher today will ever pitch as much as milt.
Most Rule 5 pitchers are flamethrowers, it is what gives them the potential to succeed in the majors. Sceroler was not one of those guys, which made his selection surprising in the first place.
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Wait, nobody told me about this. Big Mac is back?
14.09 era. That’s prob good enough to cut it in reds pen
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Yes, he’ll fit in perfectly in our bullpen.