Saturday, September 11, 2010
2010 Brooklyn Cyclones Mitch Houck
Who is this? Brooklyn Cyclones pitcher Mitch Houck
What is this? An autograph card from the 2010 Brooklyn Cyclones team set.
Where'd I get it? Houck signed it for me before the Cyclones final regular season home game last weekend.
How much did it cost? The team set was $10.
Why is this so special? The Cyclones are currently playing the Tri-City ValleyCats for the NY-Penn League championship. Brooklyn lost tonight, so they will have to win two in a row at home to gain the title.
Houck was chosen by the Mets in the 17th round of the 2008 draft. He made his professional debut that year with the Gulf Coast League Mets, but Houck has only pitched in 20 games over the past three seasons. He missed nearly all of 2009 with an injury, and he was on the DL again when I saw the Cyclones. Houck was 4-1 with a 3.73 ERA in 10 games for Brooklyn this year.
Houck does not have a pretty signature, but not too many lefties do.