He’s a New York Met pitching prospect enigma, at times an untouchable strikeout machine and at times a guy who struggles to get the ball over the plate. Jack Leathersich is a perplexing Met pitching puzzle, a pitching paradox that often lands him at one end or the other of the effectiveness spectrum; overpowering brilliance, or a maddening inability to throw strikes.
He’s a New York Met pitching prospect enigma, at times an untouchable strikeout machine and at times a guy who struggles to get the ball over the plate. Jack Leathersich is a perplexing Met pitching...
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The Mets ranked eighth in the majors with a 3.68 starters’ ERA last season, finishing ahead of talented staffs from Tampa Bay, Oakland and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. However, the New York bullpen was not as efficient and placed 22nd in the game with a 3.98 ERA while also concluding as one of 14 relief units to throw more than 500 innings.
In an effort to improve...
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The New York Mets have invited former UMass Lowell River Hawk standout pitcher Jack Leathersich to big-league camp.
Leathersich a Mets’ 2011 fifth-round draft pick, has struck out 241-of-625 batters he has faced over three seasons with the Mets organization.
The Beverly, Mass. native spent the beginning of the 2013 season with the Double...
Jack Leathersich misses a lot of bats. If he can do a better job not missing the strike zone, he could have a bright future in the New York Mets bullpen. The 23-year-old lefthander has an eye-popping 15.2 K/9 in 143 professional innings. He also has averages five walks for every nine innings pitched.
A fifth-round pick in 2011 out of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Leathersich...
We have another intriguing question for our writers here at MMN. We posed the following question:
Who do you think will make it to the big league bullpen first: Jack Leathersich or Jeff Walters?
Here’s what some of our guys had to say:
This one’s easy for me and even though I’m one of the biggest Leathersich fans there is, I’d have to take Jeff Walters over him right...
Full Name: John Victor Leathersich
Birthplace: Beverly, MA
College: Massachusetts Lowell
Height: 5′ 11″
I could have written about Plawecki again… If he isn’t earning some notice from scouts soon I’ll eat my ketchup flavored hat. Instead I’m going to focus on a player who is truly putting up gaudy numbers.
Jack Leathersich has been very busy interacting with fans the past couple of days on Twitter. He’s been taking the time to answer questions from Mets fans during his long bus rides. Leathersich actually had two tweets that were worthy of being the Mets Minors Tweet of The Day.
“@todjones: @leatherrocket most important thing for 12 year old lefty to be working on now?” Throwing...
I had the chance to talk to New York Mets left-handed pitching prospect Jack Leathersich last month before he headed to Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training.
Now that the season has begun, and all of our regular readers are returning from their offseason slumber, I’m going to re-post many of our interviews that you may have missed.
I can’t think of a better Mets...