Legends On Deck

Prospects on Deck: RHP Jordan Humphreys – Mets

The New York Mets are always looking for great starting pitchers and over the last several years they have developed some of the games best through their system like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, just to name a few.

In the 18th round of the 2015 June MLB Amateur draft, RHP Jordan Humphreys was picked to start his professional career with the Mets.

That same summer, the Crystal River, Florida native appeared in relief in seven games for the Gulf Coast League Mets and finished with a 1.54 ERA, while earning two saves.

In 2016, Humphreys started the season with the Kingsport Mets (Rookie) and in 12 starts he was 3-5, a 3.76 ERA, and 76 strikeouts in 69.1 innings. On September 4, he started a game for the Brooklyn Cyclones (Low-A) and tossed six innings, allowing just one run on seven hits, with a walk and nine strikeouts.

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This season, Humphreys was promoted to the Columbia Fire Flies (Class-A Full Season) and all he has done is win ball games. From April 7th – May 8th, the 20-year old won six straight games.

In his second start of the season he tossed seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and struck out nine batters. Then on April 24th, Humphreys struck out 12 batters in 6.2 innings, earning his fourth win of the season. On May 8th, he tossed a two hitter, while striking out nine batters in seven innings.

Humphreys suffered his first loss of the season on May 15th, after tossing a complete game, allowing just two runs on four hits, while striking out six batters in six innings. In his next start he earned the victory with his second straight complete game, tossing seven shutout innings, while allowing four hits, one walk and 10 strikeouts.

In his latest start on May 30, Humphreys continued his winning ways, with his eighth of the season, pitching six innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts.  On the season, Humphreys has thrown at least six innings in eight of his nine starts, while averaging eight strikeouts per game.

Humphreys leads the South Atlantic League with eight wins, a 1.40 ERA, and a 0.66 WHIP. He is also tied with two complete games and second with 73 strikeouts.

Jordan Humphreys is having a great year so far in just his third professional season. The future looks very bright for the young right hander, even more so for an organization that has been struggling to keep their starters on the field.

Keep an eye out for this young man, as he continues to impress on the mound.

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