In 2010, the Mets 30th round pick was Josh Edgin – the highest numbered round thus far to make it to the majors from that draft class. The pick right before Josh was 29th round selection, LHP Hamilton Bennett, chosen 872nd overall out of South Carolina.
Hamilton has posted good numbers in his four years in the Mets organization, rising through the ranks and earning a promotion to AA Binghamton on July 13th, 2013.
2010 was Hamilton’s first year in the organization, which was spent with the Low-A Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York Penn League. In 19 appearances out of the pen, he went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA. He pitched 28 1/2 innings, gave up 27 hits, walked 9, struck out 24 and had a WHIP of 1.27.
2011 saw Hamilton start the season with the Advanced-A St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League where he made one appearance before being sent to the Class-A Savannah of the South Atlantic League. Hamilton continued his progress and appeared in 35 games with a combined record of 2-0 and a ...