P.J. Conlon was selected by the Mets with the 389th pick in the 13th round of the 2015 MLB Draft. The Northern Ireland native has done nothing but dominate at two different levels of A-ball (Sally League and Florida State League) thus far.
Conlon has made 23 starts thus far, he has a record of 12-2 with a 1.65 ERA. In 142 innings pitched, he has 112 strikeouts. Opposing batters have an average of .220 against the lefty, with lefties hitting to an average of .232.
Conlon has an advanced feel for pitching which has helped him dominate at the lower levels. Most of his pitches are still on the fringe level, however they have some definite upside potential.
He has no true stand out pitch in his arsenal. His fastball sits around the 86-90 mph range and can top out at 92 mph. His go to out-pitch is his killer mid-70’s curveball. Both his slider and changeup sit in the mid-70’s range as well.
The thing that makes Conlon’s pitches so difficult to pick up is his unorthodox delivery. Although he doesn’t have one dominant pitch, Conlon mixes and matches his speeds and locations to fool batters.
Mets fans may see their fare share of Conlon this season, as the the lefty from Northern Ireland has received an invitation to Major League camp this Spring Training.