Left-Hander Thomas Szapucki Has Tommy John Surgery

By Michael Mayer

July 20, 2017 3 Comments

The New York Mets announced that left-handed pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki underwent Tommy John Surgery yesterday in New York City.

Szapucki, 21, was 1-2 with a 2.79 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 27 strikeouts compared to 10 walks in 29.1 innings for the Columbia Fireflies this season.

The Mets fifth round pick in 2015, had a breakout season last year when he 86 strikeouts and a 1.38 ERA in 52 innings between the Kingsport Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones.

He missed the start of this season because of a shoulder impingement and was pulled after only two batters on July 6 in his last start before surgery.

Szapucki was ranked out No. 4 Mets prospect here at MMO/MMN before the season started. Baseball Prospectus ranked Szapucki No. 69 in their off-season Top 100 prospect list.