Tyler Cyr is certainly impressing in the beginning of his time with the Oakland A’s.
Cyr has made just three appearances with the A’s spanning a total of five innings. However, he has allowed just one run on three hits in that time, striking out five. It is an excellent start to his time in Oakland.
Oakland A’s have to wonder if Tyler Cyr can be an answer
This is also something that the A’s have seen several times before. They have had players come up to the majors and impress in their first week or two. There have been times when it has appeared as though they have had building blocks for a bargain. And then reality catches up and they struggle, returning to Triple-A once more.
It is fair to wonder if this will be Cyr’s fate as well. He had spent seven years in the minors since he was selected in the tenth round by the Giants in the 2015 MLB Draft but had just 33 appearances at Triple-A before this season. He had appeared to be nothing more than a depth arm, someone that could get a look at the majors on occasion but would not be a significant factor.
But there is always a chance that a player will surprise when given the opportunity. Cyr did not have that prior to his arrival in Oakland, having been banished by the Phillies after a rough major league debut. That will not be the case with the A’s as they are literally throwing everything they can at the wall in hopes that something will stick.
And maybe that can be Cyr. His strong start to his time with the A’s is a reason for hope. Now he just needs to prove that he is more than a one week wonder as so many of these other players were this season.
Tyler Cyr has gotten off to an impressive start to his Oakland A’s career. Now he needs to prove that he can sustain this success.