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Troy Scribner will soon be making his major league debut

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Who is Troy Scribner and where did he come from??

Getting the call is always an exciting moment for any minor leaguer. In this case, Troy Scribner was schedule to start for the Salt Lake Bees today and instead finds himself in Toronto with the big league club.

Scribner isn’t even on the 40-man roster yet officially, but he is with the team and expected to be made active before tomorrow’s game. The bigger question really is - why isn’t he starting?

According to Jeff Fletcher, the plan is still to have Petit start a bullpen game and I’m guessing Scribner could be the first man up - in the 2nd or 3rd inning. Seems odd they wouldn’t have him start but Mike Scioscia is a man of odd decisions at times - and the plan could still change. Also, Scribner HAS been a reliever at times in his career - including his last appearance when he threw 5 innings of relief after Tyler Skaggs on July 22nd.

Scribner went undrafted in 2013 and was signed by the Houston Astros. Drafts don’t always get it right and even guys like Dan Quisenberry, Bobby Bonilla, and Larry Walker went undrafted. In Scribner’s case, he has proved himself at each level.

The Astros apparently didn’t see great potential in him, and traded him to the Angels for cash considerations before the 2016 season - another Billy Eppler find.

Scribner, who struggled in 2015 before the Astros parted ways with him, has a career 3.69 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in the minors through 5 seasons. In the Halos Heaven mid-season prospect ratings, he came in at #27 (he was #19 at the start of the season).

Scribner has had a few ups and downs in AAA this year but has amassed a PCL-decent 4.16 ERA and 10-3 record in 17 starts. The key to Scribner’s success (other than hard work), has been his control. He doesn’t have really nasty stuff despite averaging 9 Ks per 9 innings.

Let’s see what he can do. Welcome to the big leagues Scribner!!