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2002 Scouting Report: Pitcher, Mike Bacsik

LHP, Mike Bacsik

Mike Bacsik was the Cleveland Indians 18th round selection in the 1996 draft. Bacsik's father, Mike Bacsik, was also a major league pitcher for the Rangers and the Twins. The Mets acquired Bacsik in the deal that brought Roberto Alomar to the Mets in 2002.

Bacsik struggled within the Cleveland Indian farm system until he had a break out season in 2001. At Norfolk, Bascik's first 10 appearances were out of the bullpen; he struggled in that role. He had an ERA in excess of 5.00. Upon his return as a starter, his ERA is under 3.00 in 12 starts. Despite his stellar beginning with the Mets in 2002, Bacsik is not likely to be more than an end of the...

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