A lefty relief pitcher that has shot up the ladder for the Mets, but struggled a bit in Double-A. A senior sign in the 10th round, Secrest has been decent in the lower levels, but needs to take the next step in Double-A. Hey, when we cover all of these players, we cover ALL of these players.

(UNCW Website, John Crouch)

LHP Kelly Secrest

L/L, 6′ 225 lbs, 9/13/1991 (25), Drafted in the 10th round of the 2014 draft out of UNC Wilmington

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2014 22 0.6 Brooklyn A- 1.82 20 0 0 24.2 20 5 5 0 12 30 1.297
2015 23 0.1 St. Lucie A+ 3.14 38 0 1 57.1 50 21 20 0 23 49 1.273
2016 24 0.5 2 Teams A+-AA 3.58 34 1 1 55.1 44 24 22 4 29 57 1.319
2016 24 -0.5 Binghamton AA 5.51 12 0 0 16.1 14 12 10 1 10 20 1.469
2016 24 0.9 St. Lucie A+ 2.77 22 1 1 39.0 30 12 12 3 19 37 1.256
All Levels (3 Seasons) 3.08 92 1 2 137.1 114 50 47 4 64 136 1.296

Secrest was drafted in the 10th round 2014 for a bonus of $10,000, which was $129,100 under slot, saving money for over slot bonuses later. The lefty came from the same college as former Mets prospect Bradley Holt at UNC Wilmington.

Secrest is a reliever with a nice fastball that is 90-92, and touches 94. His fastball is has a bit of nice run to it that gets in on lefty hitters, making it a nice asset against them. In addition, he has a solid-average sweeping curve, and has a little feel for a changeup, but we haven’t heard much about it. Secrest struggles with command with his over-the-top delivery, but if he can learn to gain some control, he may become a Lefthanded One Out GuY. Currently, LOOGY is his ceiling, if he can get past Double-A.

He’ll be getting another try at Binghamton this year and possibly get some help from pitching coach Glenn Abbott.

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