Troy Scribner

Position: RHP
Born: 07/02/91
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Acquired via trade from the the Astros on March 26, 2016, for cash considerations (LAA). Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on June 13, 2013 (HOU).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
10-3 with a 4.16 ERA in 18 games at Salt Lake (Triple-A), striking out 98 and walking 36 in 97 1/3 innings while allowing 88 hits for a .240 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Salt Lake on July 29, when INF Nick Franklin was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 07/29/17

Debut Details
July 29, in a 6-5 win against the Blue Jays. The third of four pitchers, he earned the win, going three innings and allowing two runs, both earned, on three hits, striking out two without walking a batter. Of 41 pitches thrown, 30 were for strikes. Coming on for right-handed reliever Keynan Middleton to start the bottom of the sixth with the score tied at 3-3, he struck out Kendrys Morales swinging before Steve Pearce singled to right field. After Ezequiel Carrera lined out to left, Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer to right. Darwin Barney then singled to left before Ryan Goins struck out looking to end the inning. In the seventh, Jose Bautista flew out to right, Josh Donaldson flew out to center and Justin Smoak lined out to left. In the eighth, Morales lined out to left, Pearce flew out to left and Carrera popped out to foul territory behind first base. Though the Angels trailed 5-3 when Scribner left the game after eight innings, the Angels rallied for three in the top of the ninth to give him the W.

Player Notes
Scribner, who signed out of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, inked as a free agent with the Astros two days after the 2013 draft when his name was not called. He has the versatility of being able to used as either a starter or reliever, but his results have been inconsistent over his four-plus seasons. When he's good, he's very good, though. Without any single overwhelming out pitch, he has excellent command of four offerings, including a fastball that tops out in the low 90s. In his pro debut with the Astros in 2013, between the Gulf Coast Astros (Complex) and Greeneville (Rookie League), he limited hitters to a ,193 BAA as he fanned 78 in 53 innings over 14 games, scattering 37 hits while walking 14 and posting a 2.55 ERA. In 2014, he moved up to play at Tri-Cities (Short-Season A), Quad Cities (Class A) and Corpus Christi (Double-A), combining for 18 games between the three stops where he went 10-3 with a 2.09 ERA and striking out 102 in 81 2/3 innings, allowing 63 hits for a .209 BAA and walking just 27. In 2015, though, at hitter-happy Lancaster (High A) in the Cal League, his ERA rose to a 5.49 mark in 24 games, 13 of them starts, though he struck out 111 in 100 innings, walking 57. He was dealt to the Angels just before the 2016 campaign began, and split that summer between Arkansas (Double-A) and Salt Lake, going a more-than-respectable 12-5 with a 3.41 ERA in 24 games, including two complete games and a shutout, and striking out 116 while walking 56 in 132 innings, allowing 98 hits for a .206 BAA.