Top 41 Misses Pitchers

Last week, I took a mid-season review of my pre-season Top 41 Mets Prospects which you can read here (1-10, 11-19, 21-29, 30-41).
Yesterday, I looked at the hitters who were generating some fan interest who were not in my Top 41, so today we’ll take on the pitchers.  I gotta warn you, this isn’t awesome.

RHP Josh Stinson

Why He Missed the Top 41: I rarely believe in A-ball relievers unless they have huge scouting reports.
2010: Stinson represented the B-Mets on the Eastern League All-Star team and has been a bright spot for a team whose pitching has been the second-worst by ERA (4.78) in the League.
I Missed: Lots of strikeouts at the lower levels.
Top 41 This Winter: Doubt it.  6.1 K/9 in AA is not enough for me.  There’s some velo here, though.

ERA G/GS IP H R ER HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HR/9
09 – A – SAL 3.61 25/1 42.1 45 17 17 1 10 49 2.1 10.5 4.9 0.2
09 – A+ – FSL 1.98 25/0 36.1 22 12 8 0 19 35 4.7 8.7 1.8 0.0
10 – AA – EL 3.18 27/9 87.2 75 35 31 4 34 59 3.5 6.1 1.7 0.4

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RHP Manny Alvarez

Why He Missed the Top 41: He had a lousy season in the St. Lucie bullpen at age 23.
2010: Alvarez has been excellent out of the bullpen first for St. Lucie, and then Binghamton, and most recently for Buffalo before getting sent back to AA on Wednesday.
I Missed: Nothing
Top 41 This Winter: Maybe, verging on likely.  As a reliever with a four-pitch mix, maybe he’ll slot into the back end of the top 41 as a guy with a middle reliever ceiling.


ERA G/GS IP H R ER HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HR/9
09 – A+ – FSL 5.09 35/0 46 58 33 26 4 24 32 4.7 6.3 1.3 0.8
10- A+ – FSL 0.00 18/0 25.2 12 2 0 0 4 24 1.4 8.6 6.0 0.0
10 – AA – EL 2.7 19/0 23.1 21 8 7 0 3 30 1.2 11.7 10.0 0.0
10- AAA – IL 2.25 3/0 4 4 1 1 0 1 2 2.3 4.5 2.0 0.0

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LHP Mark Cohoon

Why He Missed the Top 41: I just didn’t see enough pure stuff from Cohoon despite strong numbers in the New York
2010: In terms of results, the 22-year old Cohoon was the top pitcher in the SAL in the first half.  He did it by throwing his mid-80s fastball, which he can cut a little or make run, his changeup and curveball to both sides of the plate.  Cohoon worked his tail off, and put himself in shape mentally and physically to go deep into games.  Scouts didn’t love the overall package, but noted that as a lefty with feel, he’d pitch in the upper minors, and give himself a chance.  After Cohoon’s SAL All-Star game appearance, the Mets skipped Cohoon straight to AA, skipping St. Lucie.  he’s struggled at the AA level mostly because when he’s been in the strike zone, he’s been hittable.  His walk rate is up a little, but his strikeout rate is consistent with his SAL rate.  His opponents’ batting average in AA is .313, in the SAL it was .313.
I Missed: Honestly, not much.  
Top 41 This Winter: Back half, most likely, depending on second half results.

ERA G/GS IP H R ER HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HR/9
09 – SSA – NYP 2.15 14/14 92 69 26 22 4 20 70 2.0 6.8 3.5 0.4
10 – A – SAL 1.30 13/13 90.1 68 15 13 2 17 75 1.7 7.5 4.4 0.2
10 – AA – EL 7.03 5/5 24.1 31 21 19 2 6 20 2.2 7.5 3.3 0.7

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RHP Brandon Moore

Why He Missed the Top 41: Despite throwing the first no-hitter in Cyclones history in 2009, I can’t get excited about RHP with below average fastballs
2010: Moore’s season started a little bit late, but once the 24-year old  found his rhythm, he helped carry the Gnats to the first half championship.  He could throw his slider for strikes, and he threw it a lot.  In the SAL, again, if you can throw a breaking ball for strikes, that’s all you need.  His fastball was mostly 87 mph.
I Missed: Nada
Top 41 This Winter: Doubt it.


ERA G/GS IP H R ER HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HR/9
09 – SSA – NYP 2.09 13/13 82 61 23 19 4 17 71 1.9 7.8 4.2 0.4
10 – A – SAL 2.49 14/12 79.2 62 28 22 5 11 98 1.3 11.1 8.9 0.6
10 – AA – FSL 2.70 5/5 30 26 11 9 1 13 25 3.9 7.5 1.9 0.3
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