Mack emailed me last night and told me the “Group 2″ starters were announced and he posted them on his site tonight. Here they are:
He correctly points out, that is normally the group of pitchers that usually begin the season at Double-A Binghamton.
As you know, I’ve posted my own projected minor league rotations and have updated them a few times already since January. But suffice it to say I’m a little shocked to see two particular names on this list – Tapia and Panteliodis.
I wrote Mack back and said:
Wow, didn’t expect to see a couple of those players listed there.
I didn’t think Tapia or Pants would be placed this high and so soon… They are both basically skipping right past High-A St. Lucie which is tough for any pitching prospect to do.
I could potentially see Pants skipping a level because he’ll be 23 and has shown lots of potential and savvy, but Tapia just turned 21 and I had him slated for a full season at Lucie in 2013…
I can only assume that the team is extremely high on both of them… EXTREMELY high…
DeGrom of course is no surprise, and I’ve mentioned many times that he will move quickly through the system. He’ll be 25 in June and is far more advanced and we need to see what he can do against players his own age. I like him a lot..
Montero and Pill are no-brainers…
By the way, Mack posted the B-Mets 2013 Schedule today.