New York Mets top left-handed pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki left his start last night for the Columbia Fireflies after facing only three batters. The radio announcers said he had discomfort in his left forearm.
Tough news for 21-year-old fast riser who already had his season start late because of a back issue. Szapucki was recently named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week on June 25.
In six starts for Columbia this year, Szapucki has gone 1-2 with a 2.79 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and has 27 strikeouts in 29 innings.
Before the 2017 season started we ranked Szapucki as the Mets No. 4 prospect here at MMN.
The bad news for Szapucki comes on the same day that it’s released that right-handed pitching prospect Cameron Planck will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.