- Its been an up-and-down season for the Mets top pick from 2016. In five of his 13 starts, Kay has allowed four or more earned runs. But all that can be overlooked, as it’s the southpaw’s pro debut season since returning from Tommy John surgery after the draft. On the other hand, five of his starts consisted of either the one run or shutout variety. Last night’s 11 strikeouts is a career-high and increases his season tally to 78 in 69.1 innings.
- Hillman is another top pick having a rough season, but unlike Kay above, the 2nd rounder from 2015 is repeating at LoA Lake County. Good news is that Hillman has pieced together decent back-to-back starts, including snapping a 8-game losing streak. Over those starts, the 6’2″ 185 lb lefty posted a 2.03 ERA (3 ER in 13.1 IP) with 12 strikeouts and 3 walks.
- Stock ticker for Oviedo receives a huge spike. This makes back-to-back to mentions and scoreless six inning outings for the lanky (6’4″ 170 lb) righty.
Top Relief Pitcher Performance RHP Demarcus Evans (LoA Hickory – Texas) 21 years old 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2.83 ERA, Win 1-0 RADAR BLIP LHP Taylor Varnell (AZL White Sox – Chicago) 23 years old 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 1-0