Ryan Fraser

Lets meet the pitchers the Mets sent to the Arizona Fall League this year.

Teams can use the AFL for a number of reasons including as:?finishing school for top prospects, preparation for the transition to a higher level, either AA or AAA, as extra-playing time for a guy who was injured during the season or as an extra audition for a spot on the team?s 40-man roster.

I covered the position players in some depth here?when the rosters were announced, but seem to have skipped the pitchers. ?Anyway, the four pitchers are RHP Ryan Fraser, LHP Chase Huchingson, LHP Adam Kolarek and RHP Greg Peavey. None of the quartet made my Mets' preseason Top 41 Prospects list, and all are longshots to make this year's list.

Tags: Adam Kolarek, Arizona Fall League, Chase Huchingson, Greg Peavey, Ryan Fraser, Toby Hyde
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A+: Bradenton Marauders @ St. Lucie Mets - PPD

There will be a DH on Sunday to make up for this game.

Toby will be making a trip down to PSL this weekend. ?He should get a look at Zach Wheeler, Brandon Nimmo, and many others.

Tags: Albert Cordero, Ryan Fraser
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@ Savannah Sand Gnats 2, Augusta GreenJackets 0

Ryan Fraser and Michael Hebert combined on a four-hit shutout to lead the Gnats past Augusta 2-0.

Fraser limited the GreenJackets to just three hits over five innings. ?He struck out five and walked two.

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Ryan Fraser was drafted in the 16th round by the Mets in 2010.? The 6?3? Fraser served as Brooklyn?s closer, recording 12 saves for the Cyclones. ?Fraser was dominant in 2010, including the playoffs he pitched 34 1/3 innings giving up 17 hits while walking 20 and striking out 44.? Fraser posted a regular season ERA of 1.44, but his FIP was 2.82 due to a low BABIP of .235. Fraser was dominant against righties holding them to a .108 average while lefties hit .213 against him.

I was interested in seeing Fraser throw in person, and here are some of my thoughts:

  • Good solid frame.? Tall, strong, with an athletic body
  • Created good downward plane with his fastball, getting good sinking action and some arm side run
  • Lacked command of the fastball
  • Not as much arm strength as I was anticipating, although it was early in spring training.
  • FB sat at 88-90, topping out at 91.
  • Slider was especially tough against right-handed hitters, as its more of a sweeping breaking ball
  • Competitive attitude on the mound and worked extremely quick

Tags: Ryan Fraser, Spring Training, Video
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