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Report: Alay Soler is on His Way

With Lima Time! DFA'd, it looks like the Mets will look to Cuban import Alay Soler to fill Lima's spot in the rotation. Soler dominated High-A with St. Lucie and has been almost as impressive since his callup to AA Binghamton.

Lg     ERA     IP      H    R       HR    BB    SO
A+    0.64    28.0    12    2     0     8    32
AA    2.75    19.2    16    6     0     3    22
This is a much better idea than bringing up Mike Pelfrey, who similarly dominated High-A but has struggled since being called up to AA. He is going to be a stud in time, but he definitely needs some more time to develop his off-speed pitches. Soler is 26 years old and brings with him his experience from pitching in Cuba.

His peripherals this year in the minors are outstanding: in 47.2 combined innings he has struck out 54 batters while walking just 11 and not allowing a single ball to leave the yard. His hit rate in St. Lucie was absurdly low (just 12 in 28.0 innings), but if he can come anywhere near the 5-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio he has posted in the minors he should find success in the bigs.