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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scouting Report Pitchers on 40 man Roster- Tobi Stoner

Tobi Stoner - 29

25 years old
6th Professional Season (Major League Debut last year)
6'2" 215 pounds
Bats S/ Throws R

The Good: He's a finesse pitcher, who relies on pinpoint control and mixes up his four-pitch repertoire.  Career walk rate in the minors is excellent (2.6 W/9). His fastball sits 91-92 when working out of the pen, he has an average change-up, and throws a below-average curve ball and slider. He was the 1st player selected in the 16th round of the 2006 draft to make the majors, and the 29th German-born player to reach the majors.

The Bad: Isn't a ground ball pitcher, and doesn't strike out hitters (less than 6 K/9). Doesn't project to be much more than an extra arm in the bullpen.

Role: AAA pitcher hoping for a bunch of injuries to make it back to the Mets. Needs to develop better off-speed offerings to change his limited upside projection.

1 comment:

  1. It may be an old joke already, but his last name should definitely be added to "The Good" pile