Monday, March 26, 2012
Tobi Stoner: Former Mets Prospect Released
This morning the NY Mets released former prospect Tobi Stoner from minor league camp. Stoner, who was a 16th round pick for the Mets in 2006 was believed to have a nice upside, as we reported back in February 2009.
In 2008 he appeared to be on the fast track to Flushing. In only his second year, he played at: St. Lucie, Florida; Binghamton, New York; Peoria; Arizona; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. His control was very good at each stop, and his ERA was respectable.
In 2009 and 2010 Stoner appeared briefly for the Mets. In those two stints with the Mets, he compiled a 3.97 ERA while striking out 5, walking 4 in a mere 11.1 innings. Stoner, like another former Mets prospect Eddie Kunz, just never fulfilled his expected potential.
As many have tweeted, it's a shame the kid didn't make it. A name like his in NY was bound to make the fans crazy.
In other news, according to Adam Rubin the Mets are in the process of finalizing a minor league contract with Chris Young. Young appeared in 4 games with the Mets last year until having to undergo surgery for a torn capsule in his right pitching shoulder. He pitched quite well before having to be shelved. Young was a battler, and with his attitude and hard work, we might just very well see him in Flushing at some point this season.