We continue on today with our new series slated to run through the next several months of the offseason, taking a look back at each of the 50 players who suited up for the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2017 season. We’ll recap their 2017 campaign with an eye looking forward to 2018 as well, as we remember an unexpected and exciting 2017 season at Miller Park.
TYLER WEBB – LHP
THE NUMBERS: Webb joined the Brewers in July, but made just two relief appearances with Milwaukee before being sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He allowed two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out three during his brief stint with the Brewers.
SEASON REVIEW: After beginning the season in the New York Yankees organization, where he bounced between New York and Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Webb was traded to Milwaukee in July in exchange for minor league first baseman Garrett Cooper. He made a pair of relief appearances for the Brewers, posting an earned run average of 9.00 before being optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on July 18th.
With a low-90’s fastball combined with a slider and a cut-change, Webb had a rough-go of things at Colorado Springs as well. In 17 relief appearances there, he went 1-2 with an earned run average of 6.48. Opposing hitters posted a .318 batting average against him, though he did manage to strikeout more than a batter per inning.
GAME OF THE YEAR: Webb only had two games to choose from and considering the fact that he gave up a grand slam to Nick Williams in his first outing as a Brewer, we opted for his second relief appearance, which came a day later in Pittsburgh. Webb allowed a run on three hits in his lone inning of relief and struck out Francisco Cervelli
OVERALL GRADE: Incomplete
OUTLOOK FOR 2018: Webb provides Milwaukee with another left-handed option out of the bullpen and although he didn’t show much after coming over from the Yankees at mid-season, he’s put up impressive strikeout numbers throughout his minor league career and with options remaining should provide nice depth at the Triple-A level.