Mets RHP Brad Holt and RHP Jenrry Mejia have been promoted from Single-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton.
In eight starts in Single-A this season, the 22–year-old Holt was 4–1 with a 3.05 ERA in 41 innings, during which he struck out 50 batters and walked just 10.
In spring training, I talked with Ike Davis and others, in a video you can watch here, during which Holt told me:
“I throw a lot of fastballs. I’m able to locate fastballs in and out. And now the breaking ball is coming along pretty well, I’m getting to where I can locate it. Since I’ve been here we’ve been working on the change-up a lot, and it’s getting a lot more consistent too and I’m able to locate it down in the zone. But, mainly I just work off the fastball and everything else is coming along.”
Last year, John Manuel of Baseball America said of Holt, “He sounds like he might be Mike Pelfrey with a bit less downhill or sink, a better breaking ball and considerably less hype.”
Meanwhile, Mejia, 19, was 4–1 in nine starts with a 1.97 ERA in 50 innings, during which opponents hit .217 against him, while striking out 44 times.
Speaking of St. Lucie, Mets 22–year-old SS Reese Havens has been put on the minor-league disabled list.