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Cubs Non-Tender LHP Jack Leathersich

The Chicago Cubs non-tendered LHP Jack Leathersich on Wednesday, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. Leathersich was not even arbitration-eligible, but the Cubs decided to non-tender him anyway, ending his time in the organization after just two weeks. It could be the Cubs had some concerns about his elbow surgery once they claimed him and were allowed to access and review his...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Claim LHP Jack Leathersich On Waivers From Mets

The Chicago Cubs have claimed lefty reliever Jack Leathersich off waivers from the Mets, he underwent Tommy John surgery for his left arm on July 30th this year. The Mets tried to slip him through waivers as they try to trim the 40-man roster down in preparation for tomorrow’s 3:00 PM deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 draft. The Mets 40-man roster now sits at 35 players...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Former River Hawk Jack Leathersich undergoes Tommy John surgery

The 2015 season has come to an end for New York Mets‘ pitcher Jack Leathersich. The left hander underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday in Manhattan. Mets team doctor David Altchek performed the procedure. According to ESPN, it was unclear if the pitcher would require the ligament-replacement procedure. The initial hope was that a less serious procedure could be...
Via Mill City Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Leathersich makes MLB debut with New York Mets

Jack Leathersich got the call from the New York Mets front office on Tuesday afternoon that he had been called up to the major leagues and it didn’t take long for him to make his Major League Baseball debut. The 24-year-old entered Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins with two outs in the eighth inning. After bringing the count to 1-2 on four pitches, Leathersich...
Via Mill City Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Leathersich gets called to big leagues, joins New York Mets

The New York Mets have called up pitcher Jack Leathersich from the Las Vegas 51s to join the major league bullpen. Leathersich is the first former UMass Lowell River Hawk on a Major League Baseball roster since Matt Tupman was on the Kansas City Royals roster in 2008. Tupman played a single game for the Royals, picking up one hit. The 24-year-old left-hander joins a hot Mets team...
Via Mill City Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Moving on up: Jack Leathersich promoted Triple-A Las Vegas

(Photo/Michael Baron) Former UMass Lowell River Hawk pitcher Jack Leathersich has once again been promoted to the Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League, the New York Mets Triple-A affiliate. Leathersich has spent the 2014 season with the Double-A Binghamton Mets while posting a 3-3 record with a 2.93 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 79 strikeouts over 46.0 innings. The 24-year-old made...
Via Mill City Sports
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dual Nature Of Jack Leathersich

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. Good news...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Leathersich And Jeff Walters Seeking Bullpen Spots

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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Jack Leathersich, New York Mets Pitching Prospect

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...
Via Fangraphs
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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