Monday, March 10, 2014
The Mets started to make their cuts down to minor league camp....
Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin was the most notable name dispatched to minor-league camp in the first round of cuts.
Edgin, who made 34 relief appearances for the Mets last season, was registering only in the upper-80s with his fastball.
Others sent to minor league camp: infielder Wilfredo Tovar, left-handers Steven Matz and Adam Kolarek, right-handers Erik Goeddel, Logan Verrett and Chasen Bradford, catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Daniel Muno, infielder/outfielder Dustin Lawley, and outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Cory Vaughn, outfielder Cesar Puello, left-hander Jack Leathersich and right-hander John Church.
The Mets sent 15 players overall to the minor-league side. That leaves 49 players still in big-league camp.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Left-handed reliever Jack Leathersich, who has racked up gaudy strikeout totals during his professional career, has been promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas.
A fifth-round pick in 2011 from UMass-Lowell, the 5-foot-11 Leathersich was 2-0 with a 1.53 ERA and three saves in 24 relief appearances for the B-Mets. In 29 1/3 innings, he has struck out a whopping 55 batters, albeit while walking 16 and surrendering 19 hits.
Leathersich, 22, does not have eye-popping velocity, generally sitting at 91-94 mph. Still, he has 194 strikeouts in 114 innings over three pro seasons as batters have difficulty picking up the baseball.
Leathersich's Minor League Career Stats:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 5/28:Class AAA - RENO 6, LAS VEGAS 5: Armando Rodriguez surrendered a pair of eighth-inning runs as Reno rallied past Las Vegas (24-26). Collin Cowgill, Josh Satin and Wilmer Flores had three hits apiece in the loss. Josh Edgin surrendered a pair of runs in one inning, lifting his Pacific Coast League ERA to 10.50. Catcher Juan Centeno went 1-for-5 in his return from the disabled list, including a game-ending groundout. Box
Class AA - BINGHAMTON 8, ALTOONA 5: The B-Mets (30-22) used a four-run seventh to break a 4-all tie. Their fourth straight victory moved them into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Division. With two on and one out in the seventh, Josh Rodriguez gave Binghamton a 5-4 lead with an RBI single. Cesar Puello walked to load the bases. Allan Dykstra then hit a run-scoring single. Altoona reliever Luis Sanz struggled to find the strike zone and walked Cory Vaughn to force in another run. Darrell Ceciliani added a sacrifice fly. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel fell behind early. After walking Adalberto Santos to start the game, Andrew Lambo singled him in to give the Curve a 1-0 lead. Santos hit a two-run single in the second to put Binghamton in a 3-0 hole. The righty was locked in for the rest of his outing, however. Goeddel retired the final 10 hitters he faced. He allowed three hits in the start.
After Binghamton broke the tie with four runs in the seventh, Kolarek returned for the eighth. He gave up a leadoff triple, followed by an RBI single. When he walked Charlie Cutler to put runners at first and second with one out, Jack Leathersich entered for a five-out save opportunity. Leathersich struck out five of the six batters he faced for his third save. Binghamton has reached 30 wins before June 1 for the first time since 2004. Rodriguez extened his hitting streak to 14 games. Box
Class A - ST. LUCIE 0, JUPITER 0 (suspended): Noah Syndergaard retired all seven batters he faced, two via strikeout, before the game was halted in the top of the third inning. It will resume Wednesday as part of a doubleheader. Box
Class A - SAVANNAH 8, GREENVILLE 3: Jeff Reynolds went 3-for-4 with four RBIs as the Gnats improved to 30-20. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo went 0-for-5 and started in center field in his first game since April 29. Starter Steven Matz departed in the fourth inning with an apparent injury. Julian Hilario earned the win in relief with three scoreless innings. Box