Saturday in AA: Erik Goeddel Wobbly Early, Stable Late

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, @ Binghamton Mets 1

Goeddel Delivery (Donovan Gordon)Erik Goeddel: 4.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K.
- Strikeouts good. Walks, bad. Goeddel walked two batters in the first and two in the second. After his second inning walks, he settled in and retired 10 in a row. According the B-Mets radio broadcast, he hit 94 with his fastball. Goeddel stands out to me as the top guy who really belonged in my Top 41 rankings, but who I left off. He has a better arm (fastball) than most of the pitchers in the back half of the list, and a sharp slider than. He had a solid, if not spectacular year in advanced-A in 2012. So, yeah, my bad. I don’t know that he has enough command consistently to start, but he has the arm and slider to pitch out of bullpen.

LF-CF Alonzo Harris was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a caught stealing.

CF Darrell Ceciliani got himself ejected in the top of the sixth after an 0-for-2.

Goeddel photo via Donovan Gordon.