August 19th Transactions and Kudos: Nick Rumbelow, Jordany Ventura, Corey Oswalt, David Peterson, Matt Allen


The New York Mets acquired P Nick Rumbelow.     

I remember when the Yankees drafted him in the 7th round of the 2013 draft. He had a decent 3-season record pitching relief for LSU.

He had decent numbers throughout the lower levels, but really took off in 2017 (AA/AAA) going a combined 5-1, 1.12, 0.79 in 25 outings.

In 2018, he moved on the Seattle, where he posted a 2.04-ERA in 13 outings, but hit the major league wall in Seattle (13 appearances, 6.11, 1.42).

Then all the shit hit the fan this year, going 19-apps, 8.17 for AAA-Tacoma and 3-apps, 27.00 for Seattle. 16 walks in 26 innings.

He was released and the Mets found him pitching Indy ball
I guess it wouldn’t kill the Mets to try and correct what the 27-year old is currently doing wrong, though pitching to major league umpires with their zones, is a lot different for a rookie.

Then again, how many times have we seen this work?

The GCL Mets promoted RHP Jordany Ventura to Rookie-Kingsport.

Ventura, 19 years old, went (2-1) with a 4.26 ERA in the DSL and GCL this season. He has 45Ks in 44.1 IP.

 Binghamton moves –

      SP Kevin Smith to IL

      IF Sam Haggerty transferred from A+ St. Lucie to AA-Bing

      SP Zach Lee transferred from AAA-Syracuse to AA-Bing

      RP Jacob Zanon from A+ St. Lucie to AA-Bing

      Kudos –
AAA-Syracuse – SP Corey Oswalt: 7-IP, 0-R, 3-K, 2.85

      Oswalt can sure pitch AAA ball, can’t he?

Maybe this is one of the guys we can add to the… err… nah. Not gonna fall for this again.

AA-Binghamton – SP David Peterson: 2.2-IP, 7-ER


Peterson was humming away after two shutout innings when his whole world fell apart in front if him… again.

Frankly, this season isn’t working for him and it is another lost year for our former first round pick.

Like Ryley Gilliam before him, I would shut him down for the remainder of the season and start over in January.

Low-A Brooklyn – RP Corey Garconi: 3-IP, 0-R, 5-K

Nathan Jones started the game (3-IP, 0-R, 1.80), but the star of the night goes to Garconi who picked up this eventual shutout in the fourth.

Rookie – Kingsport – 3B Brett Baty: 2-5, 2-R, 6th HR, 2-RBI

             GCL – SP Matthew Allen: 2-IP, 0-R, 2-K, 1.42

Another top-notch outing by Matt. Only 13 pitches, but 12 were strikes.

            DSL-1 – SP Williams Valencia 5-IP, 0-R, 3-K


Mike Freire said...

I would be lying if I said I wasn't REALLY concerned about our former #1 pick. Makes you wonder if that will
be a "swing and a miss" when all is said and done.

Perhaps he needs to move to the bullpen? If he was great for two innings and then crapped the bed, a middle
reliever's role might be the ticket.

Baty is starting to come around, too.

Reese Kaplan said...

Oswalt could be something bit when guys like Wilmer Font and Brooks Pounders get chances ahead of him, I figure his future is trade bait. Ditto Chris Flexen.

Mack Ade said...


Good idea on Peterson.

Baty will be fine especially after they trade him.

Tom Brennan said...

Will Rumbelow be assigned to the Rumble Ponies? Sounds like a fit.

Mack Ade said...

No word yet

Anonymous said...

In The Land of Oz and Nog

Wipe your feet and come on in.

There simply can be a big difference (sometimes) between AAA and then the big league. Often players come often to the bigs, before it all kicks in and makes sense for them. And then sometimes too, it will not.

Right now, I kind of put Harol Gonzalez ahead of Corey Oswalt, and then both Matt Blackham and Ryley Gilliam ahead of Steven Nogosek.

Another thought that I might possibly consider, is giving a look to Jeff McNeil (when he's back whole again) and/or maybe too Dilson Hererra to platoon at third base.

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