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
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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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