Posted by Christopher Soto at 11:00 AM
Mack's Mets #21 organizational prospect is......
#21 RHP Hansel Robles
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185 lb
Acquired: 2008 International Signing, Dominican Republic
2012: (SS-A) 6-1, 1.11 ERA, 1.2 BB/9, 8.2 K/9, 0.784 WHIP
2011: (R) 3-1, 2.68 ERA, 3.9 BB/9, 10.2 K/9, 1.189 WHIP
Of all the successful Brooklyn starters, none had a better year then Robles. The small right hander allowed no more than a single run in all but 1 of his starts and was at the top of the list for almost every pitching statistical category. With four pitches in his arsenal (including a mid 90's fastball) and a nice easy AND repeatable delivery, his "stuff" profiles extremely well as a starter.....Maybe even a frontline one. However the major knock against is that he is small for a power starting pitcher and maybe not be durable enough. However the Mets organization seem to have a lot of faith in him and even put him on the 40 man roster this past off-season which means he now has only 3 years left to get to the majors thus putting him on a fast track. In my opinion, until he falters as a starter, keep him there as long as possible. Im not sure why but when i saw him in Brooklyn this season i was reminded A LOT of Pedro Martinez......we'll see if my gut is right.
Anticipated Assignment: (A+) Port St. Lucie starting rotation.
After some deliberation on where pitchers will fall I am going to change Mack Mets #21 ranked prospect Hansel Robles anticipated assignment to (A) Savannah starting rotation. There is just too much good pitching in the lower level of the system right now.