Mets called up reliever Josh Stinson today as the rosters expanded, so here is the scouting report I did on Stinson during Spring Training. He struggled as a starter early in the year, so was converted to the bullpen.
Josh Stinson - #64
6th professional season (no major league experience)
6'4" 205 pounds
Bats R/Throws R
Profile: Drafted out of high school, he didn't pitch above A ball until last season. He started to open some eyes at the end of 2009 in high A ball when he was turned into a reliever and he had a sub-2.00 ERA (1.98 in 38 innings). He pitched between AA and AAA last year, and he earned a spot in the AA All-Star game in 2010. He was added to the 40-man roster so he was not eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft.
Role: He will probably start the year in AA or AAA, and try to solidify a role in the bullpen in September/future.
1st base view
3rd base view