Daniel Zamora is making a case for the 2019 Mets bullpen

Drafted in 2015 by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Loma Linda, California native is the 54th player to be called up by the Mets in 2018 (Franchise record). The lefty was previously with the Binghamton Mets (AA), where he’s logged in 51.2 innings with a incredible 69 K’s & only 16 BB’s. He’s held his opponents to a .196 batting average while maintaining a 3.48 ERA & a 2.41 FIP over the span of 40 games. Against left handers, he has a .244/.320/.384 slash line & is holding right handers at a deadly .157/.211/.255 slash.

Zamora, who went to & pitched for the New York school, Stoney Brook University, was acquired in a trade the Mets struck with Pittsburgh for LH reliever Josh Smoker in late January of 2018. Last year while still in the Pirates organization, he posted a 1.86 ERA, striking out 61 batters in 37 games in the Florida State League (Single A).

Overall, Zamora has 4 seasons of Minor League experience & has a 2.80 ERA in 167.1 innings. He also has an impressive 10.9 K per 9 innings which would obviously translate great if he can carry that with him while into the majors. Over those 4 seasons in the minors, he has 202 K’s & 54 BB’s, one of which was intentional & has the potential to be a mainstay in the pen for the next few years, especially if he can maintain the 45.2 percent ground ball rate.

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