20. Jack Leathersich, LHP Height: 5’11″ Weight: 205 Throws/Bats: L/R We may be seeing Josh Edgin 2.0 as Jack Leathersich shoots up the ladder. Another college lefty reliever. However, Leathersich is rather unconventional, and has been slightly more successful than Edgin was in his short time in the minors. Although he had a 4.12 ERA over the second half of the year when… Read more →
The Mets announced today that they have added six players to the 40-man roster, five of whom are prospects that are now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Besides dding Greg Burke, a right-handed pitcher they signed earlier this week, the Mets added Zack Wheeler, Hansel Robles, Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, and Wilfredo Tovar. Teams tend to protect their top… Read more →
Here are some notes from throughout the farm system: The Mets announced today that they have placed Kirk Nieuwenhuis on the Triple-A DL after tearing his plantar fascia in his foot. Nieuwenhuis was recently demoted to Buffalo after hitting .252 in 91 games with the Mets this season. In the place of Nieuwenhuis on the Buffalo roster will be C.J…. Read more →
The Mets finally promoted Zack Wheeler to Triple-A Buffalo this afternoon. He will make his first start on Sunday. Wheeler, 22, has dominated for Double-A Binghamton this season. He has a record of 10-6 to go along with a 3.26 ERA. He also has 117 strikeouts in 116 innings.
News: Source: Mets looking at Broxton- ESPN New York Mets seek pen help but view K-Rod and Huston Street as too pricey- CBS Sports Miguel Batista to start Saturday, not Harvey- MetsBlog.com Zack Wheeler will not pitch in MLB in 2012- MetsBlog.com Gee says he’s sympton-free, calls blocked artery ‘very scary’- New York Daily News Gee hopeful for 2012 return-… Read more →
Terry Collins told reporters this afternoon that the Mets will not call up Matt Harvey to pitch Saturday against the Dodgers. Instead, Miguel Batista will get the start. Harvey has had a solid season in Triple-A Buffalo this season and was the MVP of the Triple-A All-Star Game last week, but scouts say that he isn’t quite MLB-ready. They say… Read more →
News: Mets outfielder Lucas Duda to be examined for hamstring tightness- NJ.com Mets continue to search for bullpen help, backup catcher- MetsBlog.com Wheeler dominates, goes the distance- MiLB.com TC praises Wheeler … but says no way- ESPN New York Opinion: The Sound and the Fury: The fall and rise of the first all-sports talk station, WFAN- Grantland Could Liriano Be… Read more →
Zack Wheeler is making a case for a Triple-A callup. Last night, Wheeler tossed his first career complete game shutout in Binghamton. The 22 year-old allowed just six hits over nine innings, walking just one and striking out seven Erie SeaWolves. He threw 107 pitches, 75 of which were strikes. Wheeler (9-4, 2.39) is now tied for the Eastern League… Read more →