Scott Aldred On: Anthony Claggett

You may remember our series of interviews with Scott Aldred from a few weeks back, where he discussed each of his starters and the progress that each had been making.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Aldred about his relievers, and — to be conveniently posted on days when the team is on the road — here’s the start of that series.

Ashmore: So we’ve talked about the starters a few weeks back, let me ask you about the relievers. What are your thoughts on Anthony Claggett so far?

Aldred: “Well, I haven’t really seen him a whole lot, so I’m still trying to learn him myself. He’s got a nice arm. He sinks the ball a little bit, and he’s got a nice slider. He’s got a pretty good changeup, too.”

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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3 Responses to “Scott Aldred On: Anthony Claggett”

  1. mbn Says:

    It is still too early in his career, but I feel that Claggett is a set up guy, at best. He also seems to have some control issues.

    How will he be used in AA? As a multiple innings guy, or on some kind of strict schedule, meaning an inning every 3rd day, or something.

  2. thunderbaseball Says:

    Claggett is on a schedule…so it’s pretty much whatever the situation calls for on whatever day he’s expected to pitch.

  3. eric Says:

    What I have seen from Claggett as of late by going to some thunder games is nasty stuff. He’s got a pretty good fast ball and a greater slider with pretty good command on it. He’s got a 1.13 ERA in double A right now only giving up 1 home run in 32 innings! The only concern of mine may be if his walks totals climb but he’s averaging a walk every two innings which is not bad by any means especially him being 23. He has more to learn and if they can add another power pitch to his repertoire he can be even more of a dominant force. I see him becoming a very strong relief pitcher in the majors in years to come and I’m glad the yankees aquired him in the Sheffield deal.

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