Starting Pitcher | Retired or Inactive Players
He can get groundballs when he needs them in a jam. Cryder has to keep the ball down, especially against lefties, or he gets hit hard and often. His fastball gets into the high 80s, but it's the sink that makes the pitch effective. Cryder also has a decent changeup. If you're going in to face Cryder, better be wearing plenty of protection. He's wild. He comes right after righthanded hitters, who are lucky even to reach base against him, but he works more carefully to lefties.
Defense & Hitting
His pickoff move is only fair. Cryder is nothing special in the field. Cryder is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Cryder has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The Retired or Inactive Players have been known to use Cryder as a pinch-runner on occasion.
If Cryder doesn't perform, the Retired or Inactive Players won't hesitate to send him down to the minors. I just don't know if The Retired or Inactive Players are ever going to get what they expect out of him.
-- Moostard Nyman