11/16/09

The Keepers - #23 - SP - Mark Cahoon

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23. Mark Cohoon – SP – A – 22/yrs.

Cohoon was selected in the 12th round of the 2008 draft by the Mets.

From: http://www.coastalplain.com/: - "Meanwhile, Cohoon a 6-2, 195-pound outfielder/pitcher hails from Mansfield, Texas, where he was an All-State pitcher as a senior. As a freshman at North Central Texas Cohoon batted .382 with 15 doubles and five triples. Cohoon also pitched 15 innings and had a 3.82 ERA. Through 39 games this season, Cohoon is batting .368 with 11 doubles and 19 RBIs. Cohoon fired a no-hitter earlier in the season while striking out 12 against Brookhaven Junior College. "We expect Mark to be another two way threat for us this summer," said Cole. "A true power pitcher from the left side, we expect Mark to give us quality innings either from the bullpen or in the rotation and also provide a solid left-handed bat in the lineup."
2008 was a fast track year for Mark. He started out with Kingsport (1-1, 5.89), splitting time as a reliever and a starter. He was sent up to Savannah, where he started seven games (2-2, 3.82).

For reasons never explained, the breaks were put on Cohoon in 2009 and he pitched the entire year for Brooklyn: 9-2, 2.15, 0.97, in 14 starts, 2-CG, 1-SH.


His combned two year professional stats are: 12-5, 3.05, 1.14.


Forecast:


Early on, the Mets had a problem deciding whether Cohoon would be a starter or come out of the pen. Things became much easier when his ERA was well over double as a reliever. Last year, they slowed him down and he became the ace of the Brooklyn staff. In 2010, there’s no rush since the Savannah Five will head to Lucy together, so expect Mark to make his way back to the Coastal Empire for a full season.

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