Saturday, December 11, 2010

O'Connor posting solid numbers in winter ball

Over 15 players filed for free agency from the Buffalo roster in early November, despite some of contributed to the major league club ( Feliciano, Hessman) and other contributing to a successful year in Buffalo ( Mike Cervenak, Jonathan Malo) the Mets have been slow to turn their attention towards Buffalo.

The one player they quickly resigned was Mike O'Connor, the 30 y/o left handed spent the entire season in Buffalo despite posting solid numbers and having prior major league experience.  For the Bison's he appeared in 51 games ( 71 innings) posting a 2.67 ERA and recording six saves.

In winter ball he's made 18 relief appearances in which he's posted a 1.38 ERA and held batters to a BA of .212, 17 SO in 13 innings to only 4 walks.  His spilts are against him but I believe that's only due to a small sample pool as he's only faced 4.2 innings of lefties and given up a run.