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White Sox Acquire LHP Hunter Schryver from Rays

The White Sox acquired left-hander Hunter Schryver from the Tampa Bay Rays, writes Sean Williams.

The White Sox made another move before the trade deadline this afternoon, acquiring left-handed pitcher Hunter Schryver from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for international bonus pool money.

Hunter Schryver was a seventh-round selection in the 2017 MLB Draft as a senior out of Villanova University. The 23-year-old was a starting pitcher in college and has made the transition into the bullpen for the Rays. He has spent his professional career playing in Low-A and High-A. Schryver has been assigned to the Winston-Salem Dash after joining the White Sox.

He has a high-80s to low-90s fastball, along with a curveball and change-up. The transition to the bullpen has given Hunter Schryver no trouble as he’s been able to post some impressive numbers throughout his professional career.

In 10 games at High-A, Hunter Schryver has an ERA of 2.92 with 11 strikeouts, 4 walks, and a 1.37 WHIP in 12.1 innings. He currently has a streak of five consecutive outings where he hasn’t allowed a run.

Hunter Schryver attacks the strike zone and he keeps the walks down to a minimal amount. He also does a good job of keeping the ball on the ground. According to FanGraphs, 42.9 percent of his outs come from ground balls.

Currently in his second professional season, Hunter Schryver has a 2.70 career ERA. In 51 total games, he has 97 strikeouts, 19 walks, a 1.10 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9 in 83.1 IP for the Rays. That looks pretty good if you ask me.

This was another intriguing move the White Sox made where they didn’t have to give up much to acquire a bullpen arm. If there’s one thing we learned about the White Sox at the trade deadline, it’s that they definitely had an interest in adding left-handed pitchers to the farm system.

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