The last VBLer named in Jack Leathersich (Haymarket 2009), who Sickels names the 18th-best prospect in the New York Mets’ system. A 5th round draft pick in the 2011 draft, Jack has been striking out batters at an amazing clip through the minor leagues, and reached Triple-A (again) in 2014.
This is what Sickels has to say about Jack:
Age 24, power bullpen arm posts ridiculous strikeout rates with nasty breaking ball and low-90s fastball, 93 in just 54 innings between Double-A and Triple-A last year. Command is erratic and he has not been overly effective in Triple-A, but should get a bullpen trial sometime this year. Has fanned 334 in 197 career innings.
Stay tuned- if Jack gets called up in 2015, ATVL will tell you about it!