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Scouting Mets Prospect #39: Yohan Almonte

Almonte can be a real innings eater

The New York Mets signed right-handed pitcher Yohan Almonte out of the Dominican Republic back in 2007. A slow and steady riser since then, he offers the organization some consistency on the mound that's seldom found at the lower minor league levels.

Vital Statistics Name: Yohan Almonte DOB: November 9, 1989 Height: 6'1" Weight: 170 Throws: Right Bats: Right Status: Free Agent Signing (7/2/2007) Fastball: Almonte doesn't overpower with his 90-92 MPH fastball, but what he lacks in velocity, he makes up for with command and good natural tail. His fastball shows late bite in to right-handers, which allows him to stay off the heart of the...

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