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Mets prospect Gabriel Ynoa named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

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The Mets 22-year-old righty threw a one-hit shutout last week for the Binghamton Mets

Chris McShane

Mets minor league pitcher Gabriel Ynoa has been named selected as the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week. Ynoa started one game the Double-A Binghamton Mets and turned in a heck of a performance. The 22-year-old threw a complete game, one-hit shutout without walking anybody and striking out six.

Ynoa hasn’t had the greatest year with Binghamton. He has a 4.12 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over fourteen starts this season. But he has seemed to find his groove recently, as he has now put together four quality starts in a row and hasn’t let up more than two runs in any of those starts.

Ynoa ranked twelfth on Amazin' Avenue's list of the Mets' top twenty-five prospects coming into 2015. Jeff Paternostro wrote him up in late April, too, and said at the time:

I can't downgrade Ynoa's Overall Future Potential (OFP) too much without seeing the same fringy stuff in better weather conditions, but realistically you are looking at a guy who projects to have three average offerings and will live and die with how good his mix and command is on a given day. That is more #4 starter than mid-rotation.