Monday, June 21, 2010
2008 TriStar Prospects Plus Brad Holt
Who is this? St. Lucie Mets pitcher Brad Holt
What is this? An autographed card from the 2008 TriStar Prospects Plus set
Where'd I get it? I got it signed before the Binghamton Mets played the Trenton Thunder in Trenton last weekend
How much did it cost? I got the card out of a clearance blaster, so it was nearly free.
Why is this so special? Brad Holt was a first round pick in the 2008 draft, 33rd overall. He showed a mid-90s fastball when he pitched for the Brooklyn Cyclones that year and he dominated the Florida State League with the St. Lucie Mets in 2009.
Unfortunately, he struggled at AA Binghamton after he was promoted last year. This year, he's been abysmal - 1-5, with a 10.20 ERA and a 2.200 WHIP. On Friday, Holt was demoted to St. Lucie. Hopefully he can recapture the promise that the Mets saw when they drafted him.
Brad Holt has one of the most legible signatures of any of the minor league players I've asked this year.