Jared Solomon joined the Billings Mustangs in 2019 after a strong season with the Dayton Dragons.
He dominated in nine outings with the Mustangs but struggled in six starts with the Dayton Flyers late in the season.
The Cincinnati Reds reassigned Jared Solomon back to Dayton, where his 2018 season ended when the 2019 season began.
Much of the same issues that plagued him in the Midwest League the previous year reappeared in April.
He walked more batters than he pitched innings in his first five starts with the Dragons, with 18 walks in 16.0 innings and 16 strikeouts.
This was accompanied by a 5.63 ERA. Batters didn’t do much damage when they made contact with him, slugging just.328, but they did get on base a lot with all of the walks.
Things began to look up for the right-handed starter when the calendar turned to May. In 5.0 innings of his first start of the month, he only walked one batter.
He didn’t walk anyone the next time out, struck out seven, and only gave up one run. He went on to make two more starts for Dayton, allowing only two earned runs in total.
That earned him a temporary promotion to Daytona. He walked three batters, struck out 14, and only gave up one run in two starts with the Tortugas at the end of May.
How Much Does Jared Solomon Make?
Jared Solomon’s salary is under review. In 2017, he received a a signing bonus of $205,000.