Coming into the 2012 season, Philadelphia was one of the last places I believed that Tyson Brummett would end up. However combine a very good season with several injuries and a very over used Phillies bullpen and what you get is a major league salary and the fulfillment of a dream for Brummett in the final days of the 2012 season.
Brummett, 28, was the Phils 7th round pick in the 2007 draft. He has moved up steadily through the system but has never been overpowering and had, in fact struggled in both 2010 and 2011, splitting time between Reading and Lehigh Valley.
Things changed this year. Brummett was asked to bounce back and forth from the bullpen into the rotation and had a very good year, going 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 44 games (6 starts) between starting and relieving. Brummett was asked to be an emergency starter several times by Lehigh Valley and filled in admirably on nearly every occasion, while also pitching with renewed confidence out of the bullpen. I wouldn’t expect much more than a few serviceable innings out of Brummett who has not thrown in a game since August 31st, but he surely will make his major league debut at some point with Tyler Cloyd getting shut down for the year.