B-Mets ace Robert Gsellman was placed on the 7-day disabled list due to a groin strain. The 22-year-old is not expected to miss an extended period of time and the injury is believed to be minor. The injury comes after he made a start last night, during which he allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five batters in five innings. He threw 83 pitches.
For the season, Gsellman is 1-2 with a 2.21 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and a 7.3 SO/9, in 40.2 innings. His strikeout rate is much higher than it was in his time with Binghamton last year. He has added a slider to his repertoire and shown increased fastball velocity, reportedly hitting as high as 98 miles per hour.
Gsellman entered 2016 as number 9 on our list of the Mets' top 25 prospects and the team's second-best pitching prospect behind only Steven Matz. He spent 2015 with High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. He dominated High-A, posting a minuscule 1.76 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 51 innings. He was then promoted to Double-A where the lackluster strikeout numbers continued with just 49 punchouts across 92 innings. With his heavy sinker, he posted a terrific ground ball rate in High-A at 58%.
Rainy Lara was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. Lara returns to a 2-3 record with a 3.38 ERA