What are the chances of Hamilton Bennett being this upcoming season’s Josh Edgin when it comes to making the jump through AA & AAA? Here’s a 24 year old lefty that, like Edgin, has done a great job the previous 2 seasons in Savannah & PSL. Last season, although he had trouble vs right handed hitters (.270, 3.78 ERA Vs RHBs), if his 2nd half isn’t any indication (1-2, 1.53 ERA), he could be someone to keep an eye on come Spring Training.
Sean Kenny replies:
The numbers for Hamilton Bennett do look good, especially when viewed through the RH/LH splits line, and he could expect a promotion to Double-A to start the year. However, just because he is doing so well at the low level does not guarantee he will be the Mets next LOOGY.
As it is, the 2013 team barring any spectacular performances out of Spring Training will feature Edgin as the defacto LOOGY out of the pen, with Carson and Laffey the primary challengers. Tim Byrdak is still signed for the Mets, but dependi...