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Phillies Prospect Cloyd Wins Top International League Pitching Honors

ALLENTOWN, PA — Phillies starting pitching prospect Tyler Cloyd has been named the top pitcher of the International League, Michael LoRé tweeted earlier.

Cloyd went 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs this season. He also leads the league with a 1.01 WHIP and was the starting pitcher for the International League All-Star Game this year.

He is the first Phillies pitcher to win that award since Brandon Duckworth in 2001.

Cloyd isn’t a flashy pitcher at all. His fastball barely tops out at 90 MPH. He instead uses his ability to locate his pitches in order to get batters out.

The 25-year-old is one of the handful of arms that could see some Major League time this year with the Phillies when the rosters expand after September 1.

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