Tim Melville

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Timothy Macgill Melville

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Tim Melville earned a call to the major leagues in 2016, despite going a combined 9-21 between Double-A and Triple-A in 2014 and 2015, as well as owning a 31-54, 4.75 career line. That spoke, perhaps, to the Cincinnati Reds' overall lack of depth in the 2016 season.

He made a start against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his first appearance on April 10th, tossing four innings and allowing just one run, despite allowing five hits, walking four batters and throwing a wild pitch. He had five strikeouts. The majority of his control problems took place in the 1st inning - he walked the first man he faced, John Jaso, then threw a wild pitch to the next batter, Andrew McCutchen, whom he walked as well. After getting David Freese to line out to deep right, he notched the first strikeout of his career, getting Starling Marte to whiff. After walking Gregory Polanco - effectively walking the bases loaded - he induced Josh Harrison to ground out, allowing no runs despite the dicey situation. In the 2nd inning, all three outs were strikeouts.

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