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.