The Erie SeaWolves lost all-star closer Bruce Rondon to Class AAA Toledo on Monday. Hours later, the ‘Wolves might have received a closer that is close to Rondon’s effectiveness.
Tyler Clark will be promoted to Erie to fill Rondon’s spot. Clark, a 24th round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player draft out of the University of Missouri, is 6-1 this season in 31 appearances. He has nine saves and a 0.63 ERA. Clark has struck out 59 batters and walked 17, while allowing only three earned runs. Opponents are hitting .137 against him this season.
Clark’s fastball can reach up to 94 miles per hour and he has a solid two-seam fastball as well. Scouts have mentioned that Clark’s changeup can be devastating at times and his most effective pitch.