Shuckers pitcher promoted to Milwaukee
In most cases, the normal progression through the Minor League Baseball farm system includes a stop at the triple a level. That’s not the case for the most recent Shucker to get called up.
Today, right handed pitcher Taylor Williams was promoted straight from Biloxi all the way up to Milwaukee. That will make him the fifth Shucker to make his Major League debut this season as a part of September’s roster expansion.
It’s quite the comeback story for Williams who was away from the game for two years as a result of Tommy John surgery. He returned to his old self in 2017, posting a first half ERA of 1.11.
If anyone can appreciate his journey, it’s Brandon Woodruff, one of the other four Shuckers to get promoted this year. “It’s everything you think it is and more. It’s unbelievable. And I’ve worked really hard to get to where I’m at, and it’s just pitching in the big leagues is definitely worth every bit of hard work. And if any kid is, anybody can do it. I come from a small town, and it definitely shows that hard work definitely pays off.”
After getting sent down to triple A on August 20th, Woodruff was also called back up to Milwaukee to take his turn in the rotation Saturday.