I just came back from an eerie, parking garage meeting with my sources and they inform me that Domingo Tapia, Starter for the Savannah Sand Gnats, is being groomed for a role as the future Mets closer. Take this news for what it is worth, as we’ve certainly heard the same thing about Parnell, Mejia and Familia in recent years but the news does make a certain amount of sense and I trust my source. Let us look at Tapia’s weapons.
4-Seem Fastball – At 6’4” tall, his fastball has a solid downward plane on it. Add that he can crank the pitch up to 100 MPH when he needs to and we have something. The pitch usually sits closer to 95-97 MPH which is still fast enough to make it effective.
Changeup – It’s not a consistently “Plus” pitch but it does have good movement and can be very good at times. His changeup is a “2-Seem Change” which means that it sinks and has the potential to look more like a slow splitter or curveball.
2-Seem Fastball – Tapia’s “Bread And Butter” pitch is