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Soler Promoted To Mets

Postby westcoast1973 » Sun May 21, 2006 6:13 am

For those of you in deep NL-Only leagues, he may be worth a look.

"The New York Mets announced today that Binghamton Mets RHP Alay Soler has been called up to the parent club. He is expected to Major League debut with New York as a starter in the coming week.
Soler was superb in three starts with the B-Mets, going 1-0 with a 2.75 ERA. The 26-year-old righthander lasted six innings or more and allowed three runs or fewer in all three of his Eastern League outings after going 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in five starts with Advanced Class A St. Lucie. He joined Binghamton May 3.

The right-hander is in his first pro season in the United States after defecting from Cuba in 2003. While in Cuba, he was one of that nation's top pitchers, going 24-9 with a 2.55 ERA in five pro seasons. He was signed to a three-year contract by the Mets in August 2004.

The Binghamton Mets continue their seven-game homestand Sunday with a 1:30 p.m. game against the Altoona Curve before the Portland Sea Dogs come to NYSEG Stadium for a four-game series starting Monday."


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Postby Y`s Guy » Sun May 21, 2006 7:26 am

WFAN isn't reporting it this morning, tho. And Ed Coleman, their Mets beat guy was stating yesterday that Pelfrey was probably going to start Thursday against Brett Myers. But that was before Pelfrey
s start yesterday:

He pitched just two-thirds of an inning, allowing three walks, two hits and two runs -- both of which were unearned following a Caligiuri error. Samuel took Pelfrey out of the game after the right-hander had thrown 39 pitches.


So maybe it will be Soler, after all.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun May 21, 2006 11:07 am

Soler has been called up. It makes sense because Soler has more experience (playing in Cuba) than Pelfrey has and Pelfrey still needs work on every pitch except his fastball. I believe Pelfrey was removed from the Binghamton game yesterday because of an organizational rule that minor league pitchers cannot throw more than 30 pitches in an inning.
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Postby giants! » Sun May 21, 2006 11:26 am

That should give them a 4th competent pitcher in the rotation. How long is Bannister out?
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Postby Amazinz » Sun May 21, 2006 5:01 pm

Not sure how much longer Bannister is out. Soler starts Wednesday against Philadelphia.
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Postby ravenmad22 » Sun May 21, 2006 9:57 pm

I'm gonna grab him for my NL league. At least he'll have an advantage over MLB hitters since they've likely never seen him at any level because he pitched in Cuba for so long.

Looks like he had good numbers in Cuba as well as his brief stint in the minors. Does anyone know his K, BB and IP numbers from Cuba or where I can find them?
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Postby Xtreemes » Sun May 21, 2006 10:10 pm

I could only find his numbers from 2003

He went 10-4 with a 2.01 ERA in 125 1/3 innings for Pinar Del Rio of the Cuban League in 2003, striking out 102 and walking only 17.
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Postby ravenmad22 » Sun May 21, 2006 10:12 pm

Thanks.

Will this guy just get sent down again when Maine and Bannister are healthy?
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Postby j24jags » Sun May 21, 2006 10:13 pm

ravenmad22 wrote:Thanks.

Will this guy just get sent down again when Maine and Bannister are healthy?

He could very well keep the spot over Maine depending on how he does.
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Postby westcoast1973 » Thu May 25, 2006 2:10 am

After walking the 1st 3 hitters (all of which scored), he allowed no more runs through the 6th inning and had 5 Ks. Not bad.
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