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Mets prospect John Gant named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week

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Gant pitched eight shutout innings for Single-A St. Lucie before being promoted to Double-A Binghamton.

Chris McShane

Mets pitching prospect John Gant has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for his impressive start with High-A St. Lucie last Tuesday. Gant, who has since been promoted to Double-A Binghamton, allowed just three hits and a walk over eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 St. Lucie win over the Tampa Yankees. He was 2-0 with a 1.79 ERA in six starts with St. Lucie before his promotion to Binghamton.

The 22-year-old, who spent last year in Single-A Savannah, had started the 2015 season with Binghamton but struggled through his first seven starts and was sent to St. Lucie. In his first start back in Double-A yesterday, he allowed one earned run and three unearned runs over six innings.

Gant was drafted by the Mets in the 21st round of the 2011 draft out of Wiregrass Ranch High School in Florida. In 64 career minor league games, he has a 3.26 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 329 strikeouts in 345 innings. Jeff Paternostro wrote about Gant the other day.