7/26/19

HOW ARE THOSE LOWER MINORS RELIEVERS DOING?

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FIREBALLERS!  YEAH, BABY!

Lots of new guys in rookie leagues pitch well in relief each year, but find the higher minors to be a whole different challenge.

But first, you have to pitch well in the lower minors.

Who is doing that in relief for the 3 rookie teams and the 2 DSL teams?  It's early - but never too early to perform well:


BROOKLYN (MOSTLY) - LOTS OF PERFORMERS:

Jared Biddy - undrafted, but dazzling, with 7 outings spread across Kingsport, Brooklyn, and even a game for Columbia.  The righty just turned 23 this week, and in 8.2 IP, 4 hits, no runs, a walk and 9 Ks. "This pro stuff is a breeze," he might just say.

Cole Gordon - a 23 year old lefty drafted in the 32nd round last month, he has pitched mostly for Columbia(!), and in 12 innings, is 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 16 Ks.

Nathan Jones - 5th rounder in 2019, he is listed as active, but has been in just one game for Brooklyn, and that was 5 weeks ago - why, I dunno, but it was a doozy: 2 hitless shutout innings, 5 Ks.

Justin Lasko, 22 year old 30th round righty, has already been in 9 games, 11.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 5 hits - and one of those outings was for 2 scoreless for Columbia.

Andrew Edwards, 31st round 22 year old lefty - 1.72 ERA, 15.2 IP, 15 Ks, 0-1, 3 saves.

Matt Mullenbach - an undrafted righty, he has allowed just 2 hits in 10.2 IP, 12 Ks, 1.72 ERA, 1-0, 3 saves.

Mitch Ragan - 1-2, 19.2 IP (a few short starts thrown in there), 15 Ks, 1.83 ERA.  15th round righty.

Dan Goggin, 22 year old righty - 2-0, 2.87 ERA, a sizzling 25 Ks in 15.2 IP.


MOVING ON TO KINGSPORT:

Not as numerous - the two best pen performers?

Josk Hedka - undrafted 22 year old righty. 8 G, 5.1 IP, 0.00, 7 Ks

Jefferson Escorcha - 19 year old int'l lefty - 4-0, 20.1 IP, 1.31 ERA, 15 K.


MOVING ON TO THE GCL METS:

Jhonfran Escalona - 20 year old righty (int'l): 26 IP, 16 K, 2-0, 0.35 ERA between DSL and GCL.

Joander Suarez - 19 year old righty (int'l): 19.2 IP, 2.29 ERA, 23 Ks


MOVING ON TO THE DSL (ALL INTERNATIONALS):

Antonio Villalba, 20 year old righty - 1-1, 1.20, 30.1 IP, 30 Ks

Daniel Juarez - 18 year old lefty - 0-1, 4.11 ERA - but 29 Ks in just 15.1 IP.

Pablo Marinez - 18 year old righty - 9.1 scoreless innings, 4 hits, 9 Ks

Jose Valdez - 18 year old righty - 3-0, 2.64, 30.2 IP and a gaudy 44 Ks.


Some interesting performances - 16 guys noted above.  Keep up the good work, friends and amigos.



14 comments:

Mack Ade said...

Biddy is really interesting

Tom Brennan said...

More than Iddy Biddy interesting, that's for sure.

A great movie would be: what would happen if all these guys woke up today and could throw 100?

Tom Brennan said...

Ervin Santana may be starting pitching for the Mets before you know it. Three straight strong AAA starts.

Mack Ade said...

I think Santana is now the first call up when one of our stparters are traded this week.

Reese Kaplan said...

I saw P.J. Conlon was released.

Mack Ade said...

What?

He was just rehabbing quite successfully.

Damn

John From Albany said...

One question I have is why the ball is different in MLB and AAA than the lower levels. Anthony Kay has commented on thus and I would think it impacted Villines and Zanghi when they went to AAA as well.

Tom Brennan said...

I wonder if PJ Conlon was a personality thing

Eddie Corona said...

When was the last time we actually produced a quality Relief Pitcher who was a relief Pitcher in the Minors?

John From Albany said...

Eddie, How about Joe Smith?

Reese Kaplan said...

What I read is that Conlon asked for his release to sign on elsewhere and the Mets made it happen.

Met monkey said...

Yeah, Joe smith, then heath bell.

Tom Brennan said...

Eddie, they are very few indeed.

Tyler Bashlor may fit that bill at some point. Not yet.

Tom Brennan said...

Juarez has a great† reliever K rate, and Joander Suarez had a superb start today, so we one had Hekyll and Jekyll, now we have Juarez and Suarez.

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