Down on The Farm

I will also be starting an article twice a week called “Down on The Farm” about
bradholt.jpg the Mets top minor league prospects. I will start this article by talking about Brad Holt. Brad Holt was taken in the first round in the 2008 draft for compensation of losing Tom Glavine to the Atlanta Braves. Since he has been drafted he has done nothing but impress. In 2008 in his first year out of college he put up a fantastic season going 5-3 with a 1.87 ERA and averaging 11.9 K’s per 9 innings. After getting promoted to St. Lucie last year he kept up the pace from last year on an offensive deprived team going 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA but struggled a little bit with injuries when he got promoted to the Mets AA team in Binghamton. There is no question that he has great stuff the only question is will he be a late innings reliever or a solid starter. In a couple of years I can see this situation turning into much like the Joba Chamberlain situation. I think he will start in AA and recover from his season plaguing injuries last year and put up some solid numbers. Some where in July I think he will get promoted to Buffalo and will end the season with a Spetember callup pitching out of the bullpen and spot starter.


ML Comparison: Javier Vazquez


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