The Mets have good news coming their way in the forms of Trey Cobb and Stephen Nogosek. Both pitchers are tearing it up in A ball.
Dig a little deeper and you can find some gems in guys like Trey Cobb and Stephen Nogosek. If you don’t know who any of them are, it’s fine because they are both far down at Single A. But you will know them very well in time.
First up we have Stephen Nogosek. He was one of the prospects that was sent to New York from Boston in the Addison Reed trade. He played nine games with St. Lucie last season and didn’t pitch too well. He quickly turned things around entering this season.
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Entering last night’s game, Nogosek has appeared in 12 games. His most recent outing on May 15th was his worst of the season, but his ERA only rose to 2.60.
When it comes to dominance, he’s been performing very well with keeping runners off base and striking batters out. He struck out 22 batters over 17.1 innings and his WHIP stands at 0.865.
It would not be a stretch to say that Nogosek should be promoted to Binghamton within a month or two.
This season, Trey Cobb has not been performing as well as he could, but he’s still been dominant and had a lot of success with the Brooklyn Cyclones last season.
In 2017 Cobb posted a 2.63 ERA over 20 games with a 9.9K/9 rate. So far in 2018 he’s played in 13 games. His ERA rose to 3.21 while his K/9 rate has also risen to 10.9.
The only issue with Cobb this season is that he’s been giving up a lot of hits, more than one per inning on average. He’s been showing a great deal of command though as his walks have dropped drastically, from 3.3 per nine innings to just 1.9.
Cobb currently plays for the Colombia Fireflies, so it will be a while before you would really get to see more of him, but it will be worth it to follow him.
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Nogosek and Cobb won’t be taking the spots of guys like Dunn and Peterson any time soon, but will be a force to reckon with down the line. Pay attention to these two as they rise through the ranks.