Jack Leathersich, a 22-year-old lefthanded reliever, has been promoted to the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Leathersich seemed to confirm the report, tweeting, “Flight to Vegas #GoMets.”
Leathersich has gained attention for his astronomical strikeout totals – he has 55 in 29.1 innings this season and 194 in 114 career minor league innings. He also has a 1.53 ERA.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said during an interview on WFAN earlier this week it was possible that Leathersich could skip Triple-A, but that Alderson was concerned about Leathersich’s walk rate. Leathersich has walked 4.9 batters per nine innings this season and 4.0 during his minor league career.
Catching prospect working his way back
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, the major piece acquired in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto, tweeted that he’s “working on strength and range of motion. Seeing the doctor again in NY on Monday. Will know more after that visit. Thanks for the support!.”
The top prospect has been sidelined with a non-displaced partial fracture of the first metatarsal bone in his left foot after getting hit with a foul ball in April.
He was hitting .250 with a .429 on-base percentage and one home run in 12 games at Triple-A this season before getting hurt.