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2017 Minor League Transactions

Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:52 pm

If you were watching SNY when they were showing the backfields a few minutes ago and wondered who "Brantley" was, a quick Twitter search shows the Mets have signed pitcher Justin Brantley.

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Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:41 pm

Michael's cousin, sort of interesting scouting report, and a short RHRP who had big success in A ball and then a bad partial AA season - and apparently released? 26 years old.

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:56 am

sluger11787 wrote:If you were watching SNY when they were showing the backfields a few minutes ago and wondered who "Brantley" was, a quick Twitter search shows the Mets have signed pitcher Justin Brantley.


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Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:02 am

Brantley was absolutely awful in Indy ball last year but reportedly touched 94 in workouts pre-signing with the Indians and showed something of a decent slider. Why not?

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:53 pm

He was solid 2014 and 2015. Undrafted out of college, but he's got a brother on the Indians, so that probably helped. 2016 he pitched 36.1 innings, gave up 34 walks and 46 hits. Ouch. (that's between AA and Indy-ball).

http://www.baseball-reference.com/regis ... antl000jus

The articles say he's AA bullpen depth, that the mets are short there. (who knew?).

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:02 pm

He's Michael (Brantley)'s cousin, not brother.

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:23 pm

MarkJohnson>You wrote:He's Michael (Brantley)'s cousin, not brother.


oops. Must have read the article wrong.

Still enough to help him get singed by the Indians though . . . I would think.

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Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:50 pm

Kyle Johnson released per BA

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Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:29 am

Jimmy Duff released At one point was quasi interesting (tall, local) but got bombed in St. Lucie, was demoted. I would guess there is a health component as well. We had him at #49 in the system pre-2016 season.

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Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:44 am

Metro2007 wrote:Jimmy Duff released At one point was quasi interesting (tall, local) but got bombed in St. Lucie, was demoted. I would guess there is a health component as well. We had him at #49 in the system pre-2016 season.


Duff was fun to read about. He apparently had a very odd delivery, bending over nearly to the ground while throwing, but he only got plus reviews his first year, after that - nada.

I looked but couldn't find a video of him pitching.

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Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:50 am

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Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:21 pm

Found some photos. There's a crouch in there, not as pronounced as the article suggested.

http://gordondonovan.photoshelter.com/g ... n2R5G0ufnY

I'd think a guy with his height (6'6") would pitch standing up and use his height.
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