Category: Lefthanded Starters

Profile: LHP Thomas Szapucki

I bet you’ve been waiting for this profile, eh? This is a guy that many Mets fans have heard about that was just dominating short season leagues in 2016, and for good reason: his stuff is just electric. Placing already at 60 on Keith Law’s Top 100 prospects,  Szapucki has already turned heads  Pitching a stone’s throw away from the St. Lucie Mets while in High School, Szapucki was a Mets fan growing up. He’s a Toms River, New Jersey native originally and was ecstatic to take the bonus and go pro. He started out as a big-armed lefty with control issues, and with a few tweaks in his delivery, performed like a flat-out ace.

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LHP Thomas Szapucki

R/L, 6’2″ 205 lbs, 6/12/1996 (20), Drafted 5th round, 149th overall out of William T. Dwyer HS (West Palm Beach, FL). Signed for $375,000 (355,500 slot).

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev ERA G GS GF IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2015 19 -1.4 Mets GULF Rk 15.43 3 0 1 2.1 5 4 4 0 0 3 2.143
2016 20 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A- 1.38 9 9 0 52.0 26 12 8 2 20 86 0.885
2016 20 -1.0 Kingsport APPY Rk 0.62 5 5 0 29.0 16 5 2 2 9 47 0.862
2016 20 -1.4 Brooklyn NYPL A- 2.35 4 4 0 23.0 10 7 6 0 11 39 0.913

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Mets Sign Adam Wilk to Minor League Deal

Two days ago Wilk was given a minor league contract with a spring training invite by the Mets. Wilk has been exclusively a starter in his career.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev Aff ERA G GS IP H ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP
2009 21 -0.6 2 Teams A–A DET 1.47 14 14 73.2 53 12 2 7 0 67 0.814
2009 21 -0.4 Oneonta A- DET 1.45 7 7 37.1 23 6 0 5 0 34 0.750
2009 21 -0.8 West Michigan A DET 1.49 7 7 36.1 30 6 2 2 0 33 0.881
2010 22 -1.1 2 Teams A+-AA DET 2.74 27 27 167.1 149 51 9 24 0 114 1.034
2010 22 -0.9 Lakeland A+ DET 3.01 24 24 143.2 139 48 8 19 0 100 1.100
2010 22 -2.2 Erie AA DET 1.14 3 3 23.2 10 3 1 5 0 14 0.634
2011 23 -3.8 Toledo AAA DET 3.24 18 18 102.2 105 37 15 14 0 76 1.159
2011 23 -5.2 DET MLB DET 5.40 5 0 13.1 14 8 3 3 0 10 1.275
2012 24 -3.2 Toledo AAA DET 2.77 24 24 149.2 123 46 13 28 1 128 1.009
2012 24 -4.2 DET MLB DET 8.18 3 3 11.0 21 10 4 3 0 7 2.182
2013 25 -3.5 NC Fgn 4.12 17 16 91.2 93 42 12 27 0 70 1.309
2014 26 -1.2 Indianapolis AAA PIT 4.74 28 24 146.1 166 77 18 44 4 106 1.435
2015 27 0.2 Salt Lake AAA LAA 5.59 27 25 145.0 189 90 16 40 0 105 1.579
2015 27 -1.3 LAA MLB LAA 4.50 1 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 2 1.500
2016 28 1.4 Durham AAA TBR 3.61 15 15 87.1 85 35 9 13 1 75 1.122

Wilk is likely a depth signing for their Triple-A team. His scouting report reads that he throws in the mid-80’s, touching 90 with an average breaking ball and above-average changeup. He can locate it well, coercing a decent amount of strikeouts. He may be better in a relief role.

Prospect Profile: LHP PJ Conlon

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LHP P.J. Conlon

L/L, 5’11” 190 LB, 11/11/1993 (23), Low-A Columbia and Hi-A St. Lucie

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