Saturday, April 25, 2009
Meet New York Mets' Top Prospect: Bradley Holt
Last week I profiled Antonio Bastardo of the Philadelphia Phillies and this week I'm going to be doing Bradley Holt of the New York Mets.
Holt was born in North Carolina on October 13, 1986.
The Mets drafted him in the first round (33rd overall) in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft and sent him to the Brooklyn Cyclones.
For the Cyclones, Holt had a 5-3 record, 1.87 ERA in four games all of which he started.
He gave up 43 hits, 18 runs, 15 earned, three home runs, 33 walks and struck out 96.
He had 11.9 strikeouts per nine innings and a 1.05 WHIP.
Due his being 22 the Mets opted to keep him in Brooklyn for the whole season.
This season, Holt joined the St. Lucie Mets and so far has been subpar with a 1-1 record and 8.38 ERA in two starts and 9.2 innings.
He has given up 11 hits, nine runs all earned, three home runs, five walks and has struck out 12.
His hits per nine innings average is an stounding, 10.2, however is K/9 average in 11.2.
More than likely Holt will eventually move up to the Binghamton Mets and split time between them and St. Lucie this season.
If that transition is successful watch for him with the Buffalo Bisons next season and maybe even the Mets.