MM's Top 25- #19 RHP Rainy Lara


A poll of our Mack Mets writers was conducted to compile a site wide Mets Organizational Top 25 Prospects. All statistical information is provided by Baseball-Reference.com. Scouting reports may include information from outside sources such as Baseball America.

A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #19 organizational prospect is.....

#19 RHP Rainy Lara
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 180 lb
Acquired: 2009 international signing, Dominican Republic

2012: (SS-A) 8-3, 2.91 ERA, 1.6 BB/9, 10.2 K/9, 0.956 WHIP
2011: (R) 1-2, 2.22 ERA, 2.6 BB/9, 6.7 K/9, 1.233 WHIP

Rainy slots in here on two accords, both short season results AND projectability. At 6' 4" and only 180lbs, Lara still has a lot of room to fill out and add a few more ticks to his already low 90's fastball. His stock as a starter is further increased with the possession of a plus plus change-up that induces a lot of swings and misses. As he adds additional velocity to his fastball it will only help his already good change-up even more. If he add a third MLB caliber pitch then we may be looking at another front line potential starter. If not then we could have a closer on our hands since he had 13 games finished for the Gulf Rookie League team in Kingsport.

Anticipated Assignment: (A) Savannah starting rotation


Mack Ade said...

It will be interesting to see how this crop of Latin kids do in Savannah under the wing of Frank Viola

Charles said...

I'm sure that they all will flourish. It's awesome to think that the Mets have so much pitching up and coming. In just two years, they could easily have another 3 or 4 top pitching prospects waiting to make the jump to Queens. That doesn't even include Sydegaard, Fulmer, or Montero.

Lara, Robles, Mateo, And Gnoa plus the likes of Matz and Flexen will contribute to this system staying strong for years.

Mack's Mets © 2012