Lefty hurler Taylor Lehman has proven to be a consistent performer and could be forcing himself to be considered as a big league option.
After bouncing back from elbow surgery last year, Lehman, a Penn State product, made 15 appearances (four starts) with Double-A Reading. In those outings, he notched a 1-1 record with a 3.74 ERA, a .210 opponents' batting average and a 10.4 K/9 mark.
Last off-season the six-foot-eight 240-pounder pitched for Surprise in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. In eight appearances there, all in relief, he sported a 6.17 ERA while striking out 16 and walking eight in 11 2/3 innings.
The 27-year-old opened the 2023 campaign with the Double-A Reading Fightins. Through seven relief appearances to open this season, Lehman has notched a 1-0 record with a 2.61 ERA, a .162 batting average against while striking out 10 and walking five in 10 1/3 innings pitched.
Recently, Lehman was interview by PhoulBallz correspondent Evan Floyd, who inquired about everything from pitch velocity to his favorite player. Check out the full interview in the video player below.