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2015 IBI PREVIEW CAPSULES: LHP RYAN MERRITT (2.8.15)

20 Feb

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is left-handed starter Ryan Merritt.

Ryan Merritt, LHP

Throws: Left — Bats: Left — Entering his age-23 season — Contract: Pre-arbitration Player (under team control through 2020, on track for arbitration eligibility in 2018)

2014 Overview: Following a solid season in Low-A Lake County in 2013, Merritt took another step forward in 2014 while in High-A, posting a 2.58 ERA and a 3.47 FIP in 160.1 innings, earning a spot on the 40-man roster in the offseason. The left-hander does not overpower opposing hitters, but with a solid command-control approach, Merritt could figure into the major league picture in the near-future. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 8, 2015

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