Originally posted on Mets Minor League Blog:

Hansel Robles ST 13In 2012, Mets righthander Hansel Robles dominated the New York-Penn League, made Zoolander references feel less dated, and earned a spot on the Mets’ 40-man roster.

While turning 22 in August 2012, Robles was untouchable as a Cyclone, putting up a 1.11 ERA in 72.2 innings over 12 starts with 66 strikeouts against 10 walks and 47 hits allowed. He fanned 24% of opposing batters and walked a ridiculous 3.7%.  His 1.11 ERA led the League, and his walk rate was fourth, third among the Cyclones, and his strikeout rate was seventh.

So, Saturday, after Matt Harvey and Collin McHugh took their turns against some version of the Marlins and their minor league affiliates, Robles came on for his second spring outing. In giving up five runs on two walks and four hits, including a three run homer, he looked like he did not belong on a big league…

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