We had some fun with Keynan’s name and the various spellings of it during spring training. You can revisit that article here.
Keynan is a good sport, but even more so - he is a pitcher you shouldn’t underestimate.
Don't sleep on the kid from PDX pic.twitter.com/YyUrkL5NRA— Major Key (@since93key) February 5, 2017
Middleton went from A+ to AAA in 2016 and he impressed along the way. His stint in AA only lasted 13 games and 15 innings in which he pitched to a 1.20 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.
He has a 2.84 ERA in 10 games in the hitter friendly PCL this year with a 1.18 WHIP. However, over his last 8 appearances he boast an ERA of 0.00, 7Ks, 5 hits, and 2 saves in 9.1 inning pitched.
The Angels bullpen is stretched thin and it will be exciting to see how Middleton settles in during his first career call-up to the big leagues.
Keynan Middleton is 23 and was drafted out of Lane Community College in Portland in the 3rd round of the 2013 draft.