12/16/16

NEW MET - RHRP - Ben Rowan

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From Mets Blog -

The Mets have signed right-handed pitcher Ben Rowen to minor-league contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training, the team announced.
In 270 career minor league games, the 6-4, 200-pounder is 25-10 with a 1.85 ERA (79 earned runs/384.2 innings) with 43 saves and 301 strikeouts.  
In 12 career major league games between the Rangers and Brewers, Rowen is 0-0 with a 6.94 ERA (nine earned runs/11.2 innings) with nine strikeouts and four walks.  
Rowen, 28, began last season with Triple-A Buffalo in the Blue Jays organization. In 37 games, he was 0-4 with a 2.47 ERA and one save through 47.1 innings. He was claimed off waivers by the Brewers in early August. He made four appearances for Milwaukee, during which he allowed five earned runs in just three innings.
Rowen was originally drafted by the Rangers in the 22nd round of the 2010 draft. He made his major league debut in 2014 with Texas.
https://www.sny.tv/mets/news/mets-sign-rhp-ben-rowen-to-minor-league-deal/211249958 

3 comments:

Reese Kaplan said...

What I like about him (on paper) is that he's a submarine pitcher which is a very different look that what we offer up for the overhand and 3/4 slot pitchers in the pen already. Many who have used this approach like Joe Smith have been highly effective during their careers.

Thomas Brennan said...

Worth a try.

Mack Ade said...

please... underwhelm me

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