The Mets lack a sure-fire closer prospect in the system. Tyler Yates (RHP) and Franklin Nunez (RHP)…
Final 2002 Scouting Report: Reliever, Jason Scobie
Scobie combined for a 4-4 record with 65 hits, 24 walks and 66 strike outs in 76 innings pitched. Overall, he had very solid ratios since he served both as a starter and reliever: 7.7 hits per 9 IP; 2.8 walks per 9 IP; 7.8 strikeouts per 9 IP. Year Team W-L Saves IP Hits BB K ERA 2002 Capital City 2-2 4 35 29 12 32 2.57 2002 Brooklyn 2-2 1 41 36 12 34 3.07 2001 Brooklyn 3-0 6 40 22 8 32 0.89 *Stats as of 10/01/02. Repertoire. 2-seam fastball (FB), curve ball (CB), slider (SL), change up (CU). Fastball. Scobie throws a 2-seamer FB with good sinking action. Other Pitches. Scobie has a quality CB and SL. He can spot the SL. His CU is a work in progress. Pitching. It's unusual for a pitcher under 30 to have both a quality CB and SL, and Scobie is unique to that extent. Although Scobie is a groundball pitcher, he is able to setup and spot his SL for strikeouts. He has the repetoire to start. He has a good understanding of how to use his repetoire to get hitters out. Projection. Scobie projects to be a very versatile RP - middle RP, long RP and set up. He also will be able to spot start. ETA. 2005. Right-Handed Relievers Team Tyler Yates AAA - Norfolk Tides P.J. Bevis AA - Binghamton Mets Heath Bell AA - Binghamton Mets Tim Lavigne AA - Binghamton Mets Steve Bennett A - St. Lucie Mets Nick Mattioni A - St. Lucie Mets David Byard A - St. Lucie Mets Quentin Patterson A - Capital City Bombers Jason Scobie A - Brooklyn Cyclones COMMENTS With Tyler Yates requiring season-ending Tommy John surgery, the Mets don't have a RP pitching in the system who can be a closer. Bevis, LaVigne and Bell are setups at best. Jake Joseph projects to be as good as any of the RP prospects. A closer prospect will most likely come from a converted SP prospect such as Jeremy Griffiths, Kenneth Chenard, Matt Lindstrom, and Tyler Walker. 1. Paul Jon Bevis was an excellent acquisition by the Mets. The most effective relievers without dominant FB are those with a quality second pitch. 2. Kenneth Chenard has a serious repertoire and would make an excellent starter if he had better durability. The repertoire would make Chenard an outstanding swing type reliever. 3. Jake Joseph FB and SL combination should make him effective out of the bullpen. Joseph's best strikeout, SL, becomes less effective as a K-pitch the second and third time threw the order. Joseph's FB and SL are both difficult to elevate. 4. Tyler Yates' FB sat at 94-95 mph maxing out at 97 mph. He complemented his FB with a good SL. 5. Heath Bell's FB sits at 92-95 mph. He also complements with a good SL. 6. Tim LaVigne's best pitch is a big breaking CB complemented with a 88-92 mph FB with good movement. Do you have an opinion on the Mets? Be sure to let us know on the message board. NYfansonly.com is always looking for die-hard Mets fans who would like to be writers for the site. Click here to learn more on how to become a Mets beat writer for NYfansonly.com.
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