By Jacob Yohe
Anthony Kay is having a good season in double A. He has a great 1.47 ERA in seven starts this season, with a total of 37 strikeouts, and 15 walks in seven starts. Last year Kay struggled with an ERA over four for single A Columbia, and single A St Lucie. With a total of 33 starts, and 123 strikeouts in 122.2 innings pitched. He has a WHIP of 1.30 over the last two seasons, which isn’t the greatest for pitchers. Kay has 3.62 walks per 9 innings, and 9.04 strikeouts per 9 innings which are stats that are impressive. Kay truly is succeeding more, because he has had a full season to shake off rust from his Tommy John surgery in 2017. He pitches a fast ball up to 96, and a great curveball hitting in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. He earned his curveball grip from teammate John Russell at the University of Connecticut, which has helped him to succeed.
The Mets can use all the pitching prospects they can handle. Kay is considered one of the Mets greatest prospects so him starting the year out right, is a great sign. The strikeouts are there if he continues with that stat, and could bring that to the majors, Kay could be a very dominant pitcher. Right now Kay is estimated to come up from the minors sometime late in 2019 or early 2020. If Kay keeps pitching this good, he will most likely be promoted to triple A or the majors later this season. Right now he is on the right path, let’s hope that Kay continues to strive. He could be a key contributor in either the Mets bullpen or starting rotation someday.