25. Jack Leathersich, LHP
DOB: 07/14/1990 (Age: 23)
Fastball: 60/60 Curveball: 50/55 Control: 40/50 Makeup: 50/55
Selected in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, Jack Leathersich quickly became one of my favorite pitchers in the Mets organization to keep track of. Most of you know the story by now — a hard-throwing lefty...
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:
Jeff Walters had a breakout season for the B-Mets in Binghamton. Used exclusively in the closer’s role, Walters was lights out setting single season and career save marks for Binghamton. His 38 saves also led the Eastern League...
I recently had the opportunity to speak to Al Skorupa and Chris Blessing from BullpenBanter.com. They’re both really good guys and they do a great job covering the minors. I highly suggest you check out their site.
I originally contacted them to get a feel for their thoughts on Mets prospects in general. They provided me with some great insight, and I started to notice an interesting...
Updated by Joe D. at 10:45 PM
Jack Leathersich is freaking unbelievable. He just struck out the side tonight in the ninth inning for Binghamton. His last nine outs have all been Ks and he now has 27 strikeouts in his last 12 innings pitched. For the season, Leathersich has 48 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched.
Back in January I compared him to Billy Wagner in an interview I did...
Adam Rubin hosted a chat today at 12pm EST on ESPN New York, answering fan questions on everything involving our beloved New York Mets. One question posed by a fan asked Rubin when the Mets would consider promoting hard-throwing southpaw reliever, Jack Leathersich.
The lefty is currently in Double-A with the Binghamton Mets, and is tearing up opposing hitters through 18 appearances...
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.
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...