Bruce Zimmerman – LHP
Bruce Zimmerman is an interesting prospect. Drafted in the fifth-round of the 2017 MLB Draft, Zimmerman had a solid season last year in rookie ball, pitching to a 3.09 ERA and a 10.80 K/9 over 11 starts and 23.1 innings, but really had a breakout this year in Single-A, pitching to a 2.76 ERA and a 10.52 K/9 over 14 starts and 84.2 innings.
Zimmerman was promoted to Double-A this year and over six starts and 28.2 innings, he pitched to a 3.14 ERA and an 8.16 K/9.
He’s got a nice arsenal, throwing a fastball that sits around the low-to-mid 90s, a curveball and a changeup. He’s got some big swinging strike numbers (as evidenced by his K/9 numbers) but has just average control. He’s also good at keeping the ball on the ground and doesn’t give up a ton of home runs.
As it stands, there’s reason to be interested in what he can bring to the team based on what he’s done so far. However, he’s only really dominated Single-A so far (though he’s looked good in Double-A), so pay attention to him as he advances through the minor league system.