Boston Red Sox Pitcher Casey Fossum strong in Buffalo

ed feverCorrespondent IApril 19, 2009

Casey Fossum is a 31 y/o left handed pitcher who signed a minor league contract with the Mets in January. Fossum is a former No. 1 draft pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1999, he spent most of his career with the Sox and Rays but has had short stints with the Tigers, Pirates, Padres and D-Backs.

He is a lifetime 40-53 with a 5.47 ERA , his best year was in 2002 for the Sox when he appeared in 43 games (100 innings), 12 starts with a record of 5-4 and an ERA of 3.46 with 101 strike outs and only 30 walks.

On March 21st he was reassigned to minor league camp after appearing in seven spring training games all as a reliever and posting an ERA of 6.55...

Since the start of Buffalo's season Casey has made two starts ( 11 innings) in which he's posted an ERA of 0.86 with a WHIP of 0.91. Of course, it's only two starts and in AAA but he's someone to keep an eye on. Lefties are classically late bloomers and he does have the pedigree along with a starters repertoire; fastball ( 88-92 mph), change-up and three curve balls ( overhand, three quarter and eephus).

Hat tip to Mack for pointing out Fossum's numbers in his daily Mack Attack...

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