7/18/19

Tom Brennan - SPOTLIGHT ON METS' MINORS RELIEVER JEFFERSON ESCORCHA

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SPOTLIGHT ON METS' MINORS RELIEVER
JEFFERSON ESCORCHA

I like guys who are successful.

Jefferson Escorcha has been successful.

The 5'11", 180 lefty 19 year old has done the following:

2017 - DSL - 29 IP, 3-2, 1.84 ERA

2018 - DSL - 57 IP, 5-3, 1.57 ERA, a micro 0.78 WHIP.

2019 - Kingsport - 18 IP. 4-0, 1.53 ERA, 1.13 WHIP.

He has 105 Ks in 104 pro innings.

Of course:

Success at lower levels is not a clear indicator of future success at higher levels.


But, like, I said, I like successful guys.

And Jefferson Escorcha has been successful.

What's not to like?


MEANWHILE, IN THE SIMILAR NAME DEPT.:

Jhonfran Escalona - judging from his K #'s, not a fireballer.

But in 2018, in the DSL, 4-0, 1.88 ERA, 0.79 WHIP.

In 2019, mostly in the GCL, 2-0, 0.35 ERA, 0.92 WHIP.

Now THAT'S effective.

Good work, Jhonfran.

8 comments:

Reese Kaplan said...

To paraphrase Robin Williams as Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning, Vietnam", "The first thing Jhonfran is we have to requisition you a new name."

Tom Brennan said...

I dunno - I'm a big fan of Jhonfran!

Jhonfran, Jhonfran, he's our man, he can't do it, Escorcha can!

Mack Ade said...

You take Escorcha... I'll take Escalona

Escorcha... Escalona... Escorcha,,, Escalona

Tom Brennan said...

Funny (maybe only to me) observation: the two DSL teams are mid-game right now, and both have 3 runs, 3 hits, and 3 errors.

John From Albany said...

Tom, thanks for posting this. Also look at lefty reliver for the Cyclones, Andrew Edwards. 7 games, 3 Saves, 14 innings, ERA under 2. Saw him pitch here in Troy and he looked good.

Tom Brennan said...

John, you bet - Brooklyn every year seems to have promising pen arms popping up.

Tom Brennan said...

Mack was all over Seth Beer as a power bat last year before the Mets picked Kelenic in the first round.

The 22 year old Beer is tearing up AA - in High A and AA this year, hitting .316 with 15 doubles, 21 HRs and 74 RBIs in 87 games. Left field dynamite. Houston took him. We didn't.

Mets fans would love a Beer.

John From Albany said...

Houston also has a First Baseman/outfielder named Bierman playing up here in Troy.

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