7/14/19

Tom Brennan - SPOTLIGHT ON METS MINORS PITCHER TYLOR MEGILL

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SPOTLIGHT ON METS MINORS PITCHER TYLOR MEGILL


Tylor Megill is a soon-to-be-24 year old pitcher in the Mets system who was drafted just last year.

Before he was drafted in 2018, his college career stats for Loyola Marymount and Arizona looked like this:


9-9, 4.61 ERA, 125 IP, 135 H, 1.51 WHIP, 115 Ks.

Pretty...well...not-so-good college numbers, huh?


So why did the Mets draft Megill just before he turned the age of  23 last year?


Short Answer: he throws hard and he is big.


Consistently in the mid 90s, with a big curve, the 6'7", 230 righty bettered his college #'s in Brooklyn by doing this:

1-2, 3.21, 28 IP, 36 Ks, 1.14 WHIP.  Solid.

This season, he gets bumped up to Columbia. 

Season starts, he's presumably injured.

Finally gets into action in game 37.

In 11 relief appearances and 2 starts, Megill is doing this:

30 IP. 40 Ks, 1.48 ERA, 1.09 WHIP.

Give the Mets credit - they saw something in this guy - like a high velocity fastball that can be honed into a real pitcher.

I watched a little of Megill a few times on MILB.com TV.  He looks like he needs some refinement, but that is why he is in A ball - but he is pitching much better in A ball than he very recently did in college.

His last 3 outings, he has thrown between 65 and 70 pitches.  With expanded pitch counts comes, one would think, accelerated development.

If Megill stays healthy and works hard, I think he could progress very quickly to the upper minors...and beyond.

And, for the spelling-challenged, he is not Tyler McGill, he is Tylor Megill.


DO WHAT I PLAN TO DO: KEEP AN EYE ON TYLOR MEGILL.

By the way, his slightly older brother, Trevor Megill, is 6'8", in the Padre organization, and is 11-2 career in 130 minor league innings, all in relief, with 175 Ks and a 3.05 ERA, and has pitched in AAA this season.  Tallness, and talent, clearly run in the Megill family.

10 comments:

Tom Brennan said...

Slow day at the OK Corral

Met Monkey said...

Some dude in the Atlantic League stole first base. IDK. Maybe during the blackout?

Tom Brennan said...

Stole first? There's a first time for everything.

Tom Brennan said...

Mark Vientos may be young and a prospect, but he has made 33 errors in 127 games at 3B in 2018 and 2019. Lots of improvement needed there.

Tom Brennan said...

Columbia was hitting .194 around May 8 - now up to .235...quite the surge.

Gary Seagren said...

Cano got 4 hits today so I take it all back Robbie but of course this is our time to start winning enough to screw up a top ten pick.

Tom Brennan said...

Gary, leave it up to the Mets to screw up a top 10 pick. That said, if we get a # 6 pick, we may trade him.

Met monkey said...

Tony Thomas of the Southern Maryland Bluecrabs utilized the new rule in the Atlantic League which allows a player to attempt to traverse to first on any wild pitch at any time in the count. I kinda like it. It rewards fundies, crisp play and daring. We should draft him, put him next to Tebow, and maybe a burly lady catcher with pogoniasis.

Tom Brennan said...

Tim Tebow needs to steal first base a WHOLE lot more.

Met Monkey said...

Haaaaaaaaa! Yeah.

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