Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baseball America, on Lyles

Baseball America has a new post (and captip to Appy Astros for the link) on the youngest players in Triple-A, and Jordan Lyles is on the list:

Jumping straight from low Class A to Double-A did not slow down Astros righthander Jordan Lyles. The 19-year-old went 7-9, 3.12 with a 3.3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio for Corpus Christi this season, fanning 115 in 127 innings. Houston responded by promoting Lyles to Triple-A, where he became the PCL's youngest pitcher, an honor held earlier this season by Madison Bumgarner. Roughed up for nine runs on 19 hits in his first two starts for Round Rock (7.59 ERA), Lyles limited Oklahoma City to two runs over six innings in his most recent start on Saturday. Despite the positive result, he might be running out of gas. Lyles didn't strike out any of the 23 RedHawks batters he faced, though he walked only one and hit another with a pitch.