May 25, 2015

Former Mets Top 2006 Draft Pick: Kevin Mulvey

Kevin John Mulvey was born on May 26th 1985 in Parlin, New Jersey. Parlin is located in Midlesex County between Old Bridge & Sayrevillle. After attending Bishop Ahr high school in Edison, New Jersey, the six foot one right hander went to Villanova, University.

Mulvey had been a star pitcher & hitter in high school. At Villanova he was an overall 15-14 in his four years, striking out 222 batters, the most in school history. He was a two time All Big East pitcher, throwing a no hitter vs. UConn in his sophnore year.

In 2006 he posted the Big East's fifth best ERA although he was 3-8. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2006 draft, as the 62nd overall pick. The Mets had lost their first round round pick that year, so technically Mulvey was their first.

After pitching in just one game with the A ball, Gulf Coast Mets, he was promoted to AA. In 2007 he was 11-10 with a 3.32 ERA at AA Binghamton getting called up to AAA New Orleans later in the season. That year he pitched in the Futures Game replacing Matt Garza who had made it to the Big Leagues. In his AAAA debut, Mulvey pitched six shut out innings of two hit ball, helping New Orleans clinch the PCL divisional title. 

Mulvey was considered a fine pitching prospect, voted as the Mets fourth best prospect & was used in the deal to get Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins. Mulvey went to the Twins along with Carlos Gomez & Philip Humber.

In 2009 Mulvey pitched just two games for the Twins, allowing four runs on six hits in his final outing on July 22nd, against Oakland. After two games he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as a player to be named later. He went 0-3 that season, and returned for justtwo games in 2010, posting a 14.08 ERA in three innings. Mulvey would pitch two more years in the minors never returning to the major leagues again.

In 2012 he returned to the Mets organization, playing 13 games at AA Binghamton going 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA. In his two year MLB career he is 0-3 with a 7.90 ERA in ten games.

Retirement: Mulvey has been an assistant pitching coah at Villanova since 2013.

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