Final 2002 Scouting Report: Reliever, Jason Scobie

RHP, Jason Scobie

Jason Scobie was the Mets 14th round selection in the 2001 draft. Scobie pitched for Louisiana State University in 2000 and 2001. LSU played in the College WS Championship game in 2001.

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.



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