With the seventh pick in the 2009 Rule Five draft, the Mets selected pitcher, Carlos Monasterios , from the Philadelphia Phillies. Monasterios, 23, has certainly made his way around the Tri-State area over the past couple of years. In 2006, he was sent to Phillies by the Yankees in the trade that brought Bobby Abreu to New York. Last season, Monasterios spent a majority of the season in Class A+ affiliate, the Clearwater Thrashers. In his first start of the season, Monasterios wowed teammates by pitching seven strong shut-out innings for a complete game win. Overall, throughout his time in Clearwater, he posted a 3.73 ERA in 82 innings with a very impressive 71:27 K:BB ratio. This was certainly a great improvement over his 2008 campaign, in which he pitched to an ugly 5.63 ERA. As bad as ...
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