Height/Weight: 6’2”, 215 lbs
Acquired: 3rd rd 2007 (Clemson)
Born: 9/22/84 (Parkland, FL)
Why Ranked Here: Clyne flashes two average pitches – a fastball and a slider – out of the bullpen. His fastball was 89-93 for Brooklyn and the slider had average movement showing nice depth and tilt.
2008: Clyne began the year with St. Lucie where he posted ERAs above nine in April and May while fighting his own mechanics. He began to right himself in June and the early part of July before he was dispatched to Brooklyn where he had pitched in 2007. As Brooklyn’s closer, Clyne posted a ridiculously good 4.86 gb/fb ratio.
Dr. Pangloss Says: With his mechanical issues smoothed out, Clyne could move quickly to help the Mets bullpen.
On the Flipside: There is little projection in Clyne and much of his success has come in the NYP.
Projected 2009 Start: St. Lucie bullpen, although a jump to Binghamton is a possibility too.