Posted by Christopher Soto at 11:00 AM
A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #14 organizational prospect is......
#14 LHP Jack Leathersich
Bats: R Throws: L
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 205 lb
Acquired: 2011 draft, 5th round, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
2012: (A/A+) 2-6, 3.00 ERA, 2 SV, 4.0 BB/9, 14.1 K/9, 1.153 WHIP
2011: (SS-A) 0-0, 0.71 ERA, 1 SV, 2.1 BB/9, 18.5 K/9, 0.711 WHIP
ALL ABOARD THE LEATHER ROCKET BANDWAGON!!! Leathersich has flown up every analyst rankings this season after posting some eye popping K rates in Brooklyn, Savannah, and even the tougher Port St. Lucie. Now despite the excellent K rates there is a fundamental flaw within the numbers. A majority of these strikeouts are due to his "deception" not his "stuff." There is legitimate concern that once batters get used to his funky delivery that they'll be able to time up and hammer Leathersich's underwhelming pitches. Now my thing here is that St. Lucie is crowded....but Binghamton is not. Paul Depodesta seems to have a lot of confidence in him and that will lead to an aggressive assignment. Gosh could you imagine if this guy threw 95+? He'd be future closer.
Anticipated Assignment: (AA) Binghamton bullpen