The Mets made a roster move and promoted pitcher Seth Lugo from Triple-A Las Vegas. The righty had been starting for the 51s and could presumably be used in the same manner as Sean Gilmartin, as both a starter and a reliever. Gilmartin will be returning to Las Vegas as he has been ineffective since returning to the majors this season.
Lugo’s numbers are unimpressive so far this season in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. He sports a 3-4 record and a 6.55 ERA. He does not strike out many batters, he only has 55 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched, and has given up 97 hits as well.
Still, Lugo has managed to steadily rise through the organization after being selected in the 34th round of the 2011 draft. He was promoted to Las Vegas from Double-A last season after putting up solid numbers in Binghamton.
He did not crack Amazin’ Avenue’s Top 25 Prospects of 2016, but was considered as a candidate to provide depth in the rotation. That is a serious concern now with both Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard pitching with bone spurs and Logan Verrett looking shaky in his last few appearances.