MMO Prospect Spotlight: Logan Verrett, RHP

Logan-Verrett

Logan Verrett, RHP

DOB: 6/19/1990
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
2013 Total Stats: 146 IP, 4.25 ERA, 3.96 FIP, 8.14 K/9, 1.91 BB/9

2013 Review

Logan Verrett, a third round pick in the 2011 Draft, spent all of 2013 pitching for Double-A Binghamton. He logged 146 innings, a more than 40 innings jump from his rookie season in pro ball. He posted a solid 4.25 ERA in that span, and had a K/BB ratio of over 4 to 1. He started the season off strong, pitching to a 2.43 ERA in June that netted him four wins in five starts. After that Logan came back to earth a bit, but remained consistent and never had a month where his ERA topped five.

Prospect Outlook

Verrett was able to post solid numbers in Double-A without having knockout stuff. His fastball is fringe-average at best, so hitters are able to sit on his slider and still catch up with his fastball. Speaking of the slider, it’s clearly his best pitch with sharp two-plane break and the ability to miss bats. While he throws strikes and limit walks, he doesn’t really command his pitches, often leading to hard hit balls. Verrett’s going to have to see a spike in velocity if he wants to remain a starter long-term. However at his age (23) that isn’t likely.

2014 Prediction

Logan will likely head back to Binghamton to start 2014. He wasn’t able to dominate the competition the first time around, and that’s something you want to see before sticking a pitcher in the hitters haven of Las Vegas and the PCL. He’ll pitch in the rotation until it becomes apparent that he doesn’t have the chops for starting at the highest level. My guess is that he’s a reliever long term, and he has a chance to be a good one with that fastball/slider mix.

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  • Captain America

    Well played Kirk. Sounds like a reliever to me – what type of velocity does he have?

  • I think Verrett ends up as a reliever because at best he’s in the 10-15 range of Mets SPs in the next 1-3 years.

  • CJM

    What is his fastball velocity exactly? Does he have a change up? If not, I think that’s a pitch he should work on developing if he wants to remain a starter. Dillon Gee has been a suitable big league starter with a very average fastball, an average slider, and an above average change up. The k/bb ratio is promising.

  • BehindTheBag

    According to this report, 88-90. I wonder if he could move it up a few ticks if he were pitching short stints in relief instead of having to go 5+ as a starter.

    http://www.amazinavenue.com/2013/10/10/4791752/new-york-mets-pitching-prospects-logan-verrett-scouting-report

  • Agee’s Catch

    My gut tells me Verrett gets roughed up in AAA. If he can’t use his fastball to set up his slider, he’s going to be a pinata.

  • Matt Mosher

    Watched him twice with B-Mets. Not impressed at all.

  • CJM

    Thanks for the link. It does seem like he’s bound for the pen, based on the Mets’ plausible depth at SP.

  • BehindTheBag

    Sounds like organizational depth. I hope he invested his signing bonus.

  • BronxMets

    if you look at that pic and look at his right hand that looks like he just threw a changeup

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  • Destry

    If he could improve his command he may be able to be a nice addition to the bullpen in 2015. He most likely will add a couple of ticks on his fastball by moving the bullpen, and a nice fastball/slider mix could work well as a ROOGY