Mets Sign Right-Handed Starter Wilfredo Boscan

By Michael Mayer

February 23, 2017 2 Comments


The New York Mets announced they’ve signed right-handed pitcher Wilfredo Boscan to a minor league deal. He will report to minor league spring training camp.

Boscan, 26, made his Major League debut last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6.46 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 15.1 innings. Boscan made one start and five relief appearances in his first big league action.

Boscan pitched in 17 games (16 starts) for the Pirates Triple-A affiliate the Indianapolis Indians in 2016 before being claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on August 10.

In 84 innings for the Indians, he pitched to a 3.75 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, but allowed only five home runs and issued 14 walks in that span. Boscan struggled with the Braves Triple-A affiliate the Gwinnett Braves with a 8.00 ERA in just nine innings.

Boscan throws his fastball in the low 90′s that tops out at 94 MPH. His best secondary pitch is his changeup and mixes in a curveball as well. He’s known as a strike thrower that uses a sinking fastball to induce a high amount of groundballs.

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