With Baseball America’s recent release of their Minor League Free Agent tracker, some of the skilled minds behind their minor league coverage decided to weigh in on the free agents who they find most intriguing.
In case you weren’t aware, first-round picks from the 2007 draft who are not currently on any teams’ 40-man roster will be eligible for minor league free agency for the first time this offseason.
Carreno, who was signed by the Mets on November 8, was 6-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 50 relief outings in both Double and Triple-A ball.
With his very first mention, Ben Badler describes why the Mets recent acquisition was such a smart choice:
The Mets quickly snapped up righthander Joel Carreno, who could be one of the steals (a relative term, of course) of the minor league free agent class. Carreno, who turns 27 in March, throws in the low 90s with a curveball that can help him miss bats, something he did more of in 2013 than ever before, perhaps in part because the Blue Jays made him ...