Gary Cornish, the Mets 2016 19th Rounder out of the University of San Diego was suspended today after using Amphetamines, which under MLB guidelines is considered a performance enhancing drug.
The suspension is effective immediately and will ban him from pitching in the first 50 games of the minor league season.
Cornish was a senior sign who pitched in Short-Season A Brooklyn and posted a 2.16 ERA in 14 appearances, spanning 25 innings and striking out 44. He was slated for A-Ball Columbia or A+ St. Lucie for 2017.
The right handed reliever uses a three quarter arm slot to produce a 90-94 mile per hour fastball and also has a breaking ball that hasn’t completely defined itself yet.
We’ll see how Gary bounces back from this in the future…