Author: Will Sommer
According to Adam Rubin of the NY Daily News, the Mets have promoted 24 year old, German born RHP Tobi Stoner. If he wasn't put on the 40 man roster this year, Stoner would be eligible for the Rule V draft. This year in AAA Stoner has went 7-7 with a 3.96 ERA in 16 starts for the Bisons.
Stoner is a guy no one has talked about. He's never been dominant, but he has retired batters at every level. Since he had to be added to the 40 man roster, and the Bisons' season concluding today it made perfect sense in promoting him. Stoner throws in the mid to high 80's. He doesn't have overpowering stuff by any means. Hopefully though he gets some starts in place of Figgy and/or Redding. I know that both pitchers are doing well this month, but with this season over, and both pitchers (hopefully) not in the rotation next year, the Mets might as well see if he can retire batters at the major league level.