October 13, 2006

Players head to fall league

Eric Justic at Mets.com, writes about the Mets minor leaguers going out west for the Arizonafall league:

While the New York Mets play in the National League Championship Series and try to find a way to patch together a rotation due to a multitude of injuries to their staff, their future is bright with the three top picks in the First-Year Player Draft all starting in various fall leagues. The group consists of Phil Humber, Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Mulvey, and all have legitimate chances of cracking the Mets' staff in 2007.

Pelfrey is the headliner of the group for now. He pitched in four different levels in the Mets organization and warranted a promotion to the big leagues by posting a 4-2 record with a 2.71 ERA with Double-A Binghamton.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound right-hander showed the potential that comes with being the ninth overall pick in the 2006 Draft by going 2-1 with a 5.48 ERA in New York. He won his only decision with Triple-A Norfolk after being sent down in early August. Pelfrey, Humber and Mulvey will pitch for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League.

To get a look at all of the players headed to Arizona use the link above.

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