Adonis Uceta Promoted to the Rumble Ponies

By Corne Hogeveen

August 20, 2017 17 Comments

Photo by Ed Delany

After a short and dominant stint with St. Lucie the Mets will promote right-hander Adonis Uceta. Uceta is having a dominant year in his first full season as a reliever and will now be a part of the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies bullpen.

Uceta started his season with the Columbia Fireflies making 29 appereances, pitching to a 1.26 ERA. Uceta was a perfect eleven for eleven in save oppurtunities with the Fireflies pitching a total of 43 innings. He allowed just 23 hits and 16 walks over those 43 innings pitching to a 0.91 WHIP and striking out 47 batters.

Uceta earned a promotion to the St. Lucie Mets and was even better in his short stint there. In 10.2 innings Uceta pitched to a 0.84 ERA and 0.75 WHIP. Opponent hit just .143 against the righty while he struck out 15.

This season overall he has pitched to a 1.17 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in 53.2 innings pitched. He converted 13 of 13 in save oppurtunities dominating hitters striking out 62.

The hard throwing righty sits between the 96-99 mph range with a lethal change. He will join other hard throwing relievers like Drew Smith and Tyler Bashlor in the Rumble Ponies bullpen, ready for the Eastern League playoffs.