Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/6/13
OK, before I begin chatting about Matthew Bowman and Wilmer Flores, are you curious as to what the Fringe Five is? I was too when I first stumbled upon this article by Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs. The Fringe Five is a weekly series unique to FanGraphs where authors use regressed statistics, scouting reports, and their own opinions to identify fringe prospects that are the most compelling in professional baseball. To give fringe a concrete definition, those contributing to this series are considering a fringe prospect one that doesn’t appear in any of the three notable pre-season top-100 prospect lists. This week’s edition of the Fringe Five is the second week in a row that Bowman has appeared, as he continues to string together solid performances with High-A St. Lucie. He allowed one run on two hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts in eight innings pitched on June 28th against Palm Beach, which caught the eye of Cistulli. That brings his season statistics in St. Lucie to 4-1 with a...
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