Former KBO Lotte Giants ace Brooks Reilly’s (New York Mets) stock is soaring ahead of the Aug. 2 Major League Baseball trade deadline.
As of Tuesday, Reilly, who was traded to the Mets from the Tampa Bay Rays before the season, has pitched 33.2 innings in 41 games with a 2.14 ERA. He has 36 strikeouts.
Railey got off to a shaky start this season, giving up three home runs in his first 11.1 innings. His ERA spiked to 4.76. But over the past two months, he’s pitched “salty water,” allowing just two earned runs in 22.1 innings. He hasn’t faced a home run since April 28, and his 2-14 ERA is the best of his career. He has been one of the best performers out of the bullpen for the underachieving Mets.메이저사이트
The New York Post recently reported that the Mets could look to use him as a trade chip. With their fourth-place finish in the National League East effectively eliminating them from fall baseball, the Mets are looking to boost their stock and acquire prospects in a trade.
“Railey has quietly emerged as one of the Mets’ biggest hopes amid the team’s abysmal struggles, and his success will likely be a major factor in the Mets’ trade deadline decisions,” the Post wrote.
“If the Mets do decide to move both Reilly and David Robertson on the trade market, both are likely to receive interest,” he said, noting that the left-hander’s stock in particular could rise.
The New York Post pointed out, however, that the Mets are unlikely to trade either Reilly or Robertson in the long run.
Railey uses a mix of sweepers, sinkers, cutters, and changeups to get hitters out. His most effective pitch is his sweeper. Of his 36 strikeouts this season, 20 have come on sweepers.
“Railey will be one of the best left-handed bullpen arms in an important market to keep in mind,” said MetsMarried Online, “He’s a quality reliever who can really help a contending team in the postseason.”
He went on to project the Houston Astros as the No. 1 destination for Railey. Railey played for Houston in the 2020 and 2021 seasons.