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.