Mike Pelfrey - RHP Mets - Age 22
2-1, 1.64 ERA, 17 H, 26/2 K/BB in 22 IP for Single-A St. Lucie
0-0, 3.78 ERA, 23 H, 21/5 K/BB in 16 2/3 IP for Double-A Binghamton
Pelfrey, who didn’t sign until January after being made the ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft, might eventually get an opportunity to fill the hole in the Mets’ rotation. He’s probably not quite ready at this time, but by July or August, he could be an asset as a five- or six-inning starter. Pelfrey works at up to 95 mph and shows an average curve and a plus change. The total package could make him a No. 2 starter in two years. He’ll just need to show more consistency with the curve in order to succeed in the majors.
Projection: 4 wins, 3.90 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 52 Ks in 60 IP