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Monday, March 7, 2011

2011 Scouting Report, 40-Man Roster, Pat Misch

Pat Misch- #48
29 years old (30 in August)
5th major league season
6'2" 195 pounds
Bats R/Throws L

For his 2010 scouting report, click here.

Profile: Started his career with the Giants, but was designated for assignment after going 0-7 combined in the big leagues in 2007 and 2008. His major league career win lose record is 3-15 (he was 11-4 in AAA last year before going 0-4 in September with the Mets).
The Good: Threw a CG shutout for the Mets during the last week of the 2009 season. Yes that is his major league career highlight. He has good control (2.4 W/9 in the majors, even lower in the minors) but has just mediocre stuff - mid 80s fastball, decent change, as well as a slider and curve. Tries to be portrayed as "Tom Glavine lite".  
 The Bad: He is a finesse lefty who doesn't miss bats (poor 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings in his career). His fastball velocity has dropped from 88 in 2007 to now 85.7 mph.
Role: He is out of options, so would have to clear waivers to go down to Buffalo.  He is a low-cost option for a fifth starter on a team that doesn't have the money to spend/doesn't plan on winning 90 games this year. Is he going to hurt the team by making 25 starts? No. But it wouldn't be a real big loss if he doesn't make the team and is claimed off of waivers either. As stated earlier, he is little margin for error and very little upside. Right now the Mets seem to have him as the long man out of the bullpen/spot starter.

Here is video from this year:

Did you notice on the video how he doesn't work in a straight line? He actually closes off his hips, and makes it very difficult to get any torque from his hips that way. Maybe that's part of the reason he is now throwing only 86 mph?

And as a special bonus, here is a video from last year from the archives.

He seemed to be working in a straight line last year...

2011 Scouting Reports:
Jenrry Mejia
Dillon Gee
R.A. Dickey
D.J. Carrasco
Chris Capuano
Taylor Buchholz
Pedro Beato
Manuel Alvarez
Manny Acosta

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