Today in MetsBlog: Five years ago, Brad Holt was like Mike Pelfrey

This post appeared on MetsBlog four years ago today:


In 2012, the 26-year-old Holt had a 3.40 ERA in 39 appearances, all in relief, during which he struck out 28, walked 18 and let up 43 hits in 47.2 innings in Double-A. He was later promoted to Triple-A, where he made six relief appearances, while giving up six runs in just sin innings.

In his 45 appearances last year, left-handed batters hit .208 against him, while righties hit .262.

In 2008, Omar Minaya’s Mets also drafted Ike Davis, Reese Havens and Kirk┬áNieuwenhuis.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

There was A LOT of hype around Holt, not just from Baseball America, but from pretty much every minor league expert in media. However, that buzz has totally died. I assume the organization is trying to find him a home in the bullpen. The consensus was that 2012 was a make-or-break season for Holt, who had a so-so year. He’s still under contact, so I expect he’ll continue to pitch in relief for Wally Backman and Triple-A Las Vegas. But, the window is clearly closing on his prospect status, if it isn’t already shut…




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