St. Lucie Mets reliever, Cody Satterwhite, will be extending his season according to the Arizona Fall League Twitter account:
The #Mets have assigned RHP Cody Satterwhite to the 2013 Arizona Fall League. He’ll pitch for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
— Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) September 12, 2013
The right-hander joins Chasen Bradford, Hansel Robles, Cam Maron, Aderlin Rodriguez, and Cory Vaughn on the Scorpions. At the time of the initial announcement, the Mets said two additional pitchers would be added at a later date. Satterwhite is one of them, so we’re just waiting on the last hurler to be added to the roster before it’s complete for the Amazins.
Satterwhite, a 26-year-old from Jackson, Mississippi, was taken twice in the MLB draft before he signed. In 2005, the Cleveland Indians picked him in the 37th round out of Hillcrest Christian High School, but he opted to attend the University of Mississippi. That decision paid off; he was taken in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Detroit Tigers. His time in the Detroit organization was a rocky one, as he suffered multiple setbacks due to shoulder issues and a decrease in velocity. He didn’t play professional ball in 2012 following getting released by the Tigers in February of that year.
To start 2013, Satterwhite hooked on with Sioux City in Indy Ball, putting together a 2-1 record, 0.65 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts in 27.2 innings pitched (19 appearances). He joined the Mets organization midway through the season, being assigned to High-A St. Lucie. He appeared in 16 more games for the Mets, going 2-2 with a 2.78 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and 23 strikeouts in 22.2 innings pitched.
The 50.1 combined innings he’s thrown this season are the most in his professional career, and the most since he tossed 49.1 frames in 2009 with Double-A Erie in the Eastern League. I’ll be interested to see how he fares with some extra work before the winter officially hits and we’re forced to wait until spring for more baseball.