A few moments ago, left-handed reliever Jack Leathersich tweeted the following:
Flight to Vegas #GoMets
— Jack Leathersich (@LeatherRocket) June 13, 2013
Unless he’s going out to Vegas to play the slots, one would assume he’s getting promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas. Earlier this week, Sandy Alderson said on WFAN with Mike Francesa he wouldn’t be opposed to promoting minor leaguers straight from Double-A to the major leagues. It looks like Leathersich will be making one last stop before heading to Flushing. This only makes sense because Josh Edgin was just recalled from Vegas after Sunday’s 8-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.
He’s definitely shown he’s ready to move on from the Eastern League; in 24 appearances (12 games finished) and 29.1 innings pitched, the southpaw is 2-0 with a 1.53 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 55 strikeouts against 16 walks. That 16.9 K/9IP rate seems pretty legit to me, and it would be awesome to see him throwing that mid-90s heat at Citi Field soon.
While an official announcement hasn’t been made yet, I’m going to go ahead and congratulate Jack on his apparent promotion! It’s well deserved, and hopefully this won’t be a long stop before he makes it to the next level.
Thoughts from Joe D.
This has been confirmed to me and he is right on target for his eventual promotion to Flushing later this season, which I speculated last fall when he was in A-Ball. Congrats Jack…
(photo courtesy of Gordon Donovan)