Mets Prospect Spotlight: Roy Merritt

Posted: 18th June 2010 by Matt Esposito in MLB
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In a farm system of pitching prospects that have been flopping for the most part, left-handed reliever Roy Merritt has stood tall. Merritt recently has been promoted to AAA Buffalo after a year and a half of solid pitching at AA Binghamton. Merritt deserves such mentioning because he has demonstrated consistency out of the bullpen that many other Minor League Mets prospects have yet to achieve.  The 24 year-old southpaw was selected in the 28th round of the MLB Player Draft in 2007, without much hype surrounding his name. Now his arm has the Mets organization talking him up. A 3.98 ERA in 28 appearances in Binghamton, along with 33 K's and a 1.18 WHIP have helped the young thrower earn a promotion.  His pitching has been consistent from year to year for the last couple seasons, s ...

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