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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Previewing The Mets New Minor League Relievers: Stephen Nogosek

Continued from here

Unless otherwise noted, the "stuff" information gathered comes from listening to the broadcasters as I dug up old highlights.

From the Addison Reed Trade

RHP Stephen Nogosek, 22

2017 in the SAL: 35.1 IP, 32.1 K%: 7.9 BB%, 2.55 ERA, 3.68 FIP, 35.4 GB%, 13.4% Swinging strike rate, 64% Strikes
2017 in the CAR: 17.2 IP, 23.7 K%: 13.2 BB%, 4.08 ERA, 5.66 FIP, 34.1 GB%, 11.6% Swinging strike rate, 59.5% Strikes

The path to the Mets: The Red Sox drafted Stephen Nogosek in the 6th round of the 2016 draft out of the University of Oregon and sent him to the NYPL to begin his pro career. He was good enough out of the gates that the Red Sox let him finish the year in the SAL. He was back in the SAL to start 2017, but it wasn’t long before he was promoted to the Carolina League, which is the same level as the St. Lucie Mets.

The stuff: Nogosek is a four-pitch reliever who throws a two-seamer (92-94 MPH, t-95), a slider (85-87 MPH), a splitter (84-86 MPH), and a cutter (the Salem announcer indicated this pitch was separate from the slider), although he mostly focuses on his fastball/slider combo. He’s the most polished pitcher acquired from the Red Sox and his slider was considered one of the best in Boston’s system.

The secondaries: As a 2016 draft pick, Nogosek won’t have to be protected from the Rule-5 draft until the 2019-20 offseason.
            While he’s never started a game in the minors – and likely won’t be anytime soon – he’s spent most of his time in the Red Sox system closing out games. He’s appeared in 59 games and been the last pitcher on the mound for his team in 46 of those appearances, with 21 saves to his name. Apparently BA speculated that he might start, but they might’ve had some misinformation with respect to his repertoire. When it comes to minor league relievers, failed starters like Bautista and Jamie Callahan are generally going to have a higher upside than pure relievers, so if you’re looking at pure relievers, they better be closing, or at least pitching at the end of games.
            With two potential above average-to-plus pitches to his name, Nogosek has a solid chance to make it as a middle relief option for the Mets, although that won’t be happening anytime soon. He hasn’t even pitched in Double-A yet, and the Mets now have more upper level pen depth, so there will be plenty of competition for the Vegas pen spots.

The GIFs:
With Salem
7/10: 0.1 IP, H, R, HR, 3 Pitches (3 Strikes), 1 IR – 1 S

Pre-outing routine

-       Daniel Salters homered to RF

-       Sam Haggerty lined out to 1B

7/13: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K: 1 BB, 1 GO, 22 Pitches (13 Strikes), 2 IR – 0 S

-       Bryan Mejia struck out looking

-       Victor Robles hit a groundout to SS

-       Jack Sundberg walked

-       Austin Davidson struck out looking

7/16: 3 IP, H, 0 R, 2 K: 2 BB, 2 GO: 3 FO, 44 Pitches (26 Strikes)
-       Lucas Erceg struck out looking

-       Jake Gatewood flied out to RF

-       Isan Diaz walked

-       Monte Harrison singled to RF
-       Luis Aviles hit a groundout to 2B

-       Cooper Hummel hit a groundout to 2B

-       Jonathan Oquendo struck out swinging

-       Trent Clark flied out to CF

-       Troy Stokes Jr. walked

-       Erdeg flied out to CF
-       Gatewood popped out to 2B
-       With Diaz batting, Stokes caught stealing

7/27: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K: 1 BB, 2 GO, 30 Pitches (17 Strikes)
-       Alex Murphy lined out to SS

-       Ricardo Andujar hit a groundout to 2B

-       Armando Araiza struck out swinging

-       Yermin Mercedes walked

-       Jay Gonzalez hit a double play grounder

-       Ademar Rifaela struck out swinging

7/30: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K, 1 GO, 11 Pitches (7 Strikes)
-       Randolph Gassaway popped out to 2B

-       Yermin Mercedes struck out swinging

-       Shane Hoelscher hit a groundout to 3B

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