Travis MacGregor Adapts Well to Bullpen Role

Travis MacGregor went a long time without pitching in a real game before his start for Double-A Altoona on May 5, 2021.

He missed the 2020 season like every other minor league player, but that was after he missed the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery. The injury initially cost him the last two weeks of the 2018 season.

You could forgive him if he was a bit rusty when he first returned. He was two levels lower in Low-A when he played his final game in 2018, before going 33 months between appearances. MacGregor made 21 starts and one relief appearance for Altoona last year, posting a 6.25 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and an 88:41 SO/BB ratio in 90.2 innings. He was in the Altoona rotation again this year and this went south in a hurry.

On April 13th, MacGregor allowed four runs in t...



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going into this year, I no longer thought MacGregor was a prospect. But, he may have found himself in a bullpen role


Great timing, John. Last night at AA Noe Toribio threw the first 2 innings, then Mac for 5 very high quality innings with 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 Walks, 8 K’s. Definitely showing that he is a keeper with long term upside.

Just another quality arm in Altoona, but I think Burrows and Toribio could be promoted to AAA soon. With the very high possibility of Jose Quintana being a target of contending teams at the trade deadline, and Contreras already up at MLB, it would be nice to see the BB’s of Bolton and Burrows together at AAA.


Did I miss the FCL and DSL write ups? If so, where can I find them?


In the Prosect Watch.


Parison me. They were not there.

The Cobra

I have to admit, I totally forget about this guy. If we can somehow develop him into a useful reliever that would be a huge feather in the cap of the new development team.


We were told that our farm system ranked high due to depth, I will admit, I knew it, but not to the extend that I know now. Aside from the glut of middle infielder options and the new found depth of outfielders, a future strong bullpen is starting to take shape. Would rather it was starters, but I take a strong pen just as well.

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