Mets Pitching Prospect: Marcos Molina

Marcos Molina was born on March 8th 1995 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The six foot three, right handed pitcher began pitching for the Mets in the Dominican Summer League.

In 2013 he was assigned to the Gulf Coast Mets going 4-3. He was then assigned to A ball Brooklyn in 2014, where he won the Mets Sterling Award. For the Cyclones he was 7-3 with a 1.78 ERA, striking out 91 batters in 76 innings pitched.

2015 brought disappointment where after just nine games, he underwent Tommy John surgery ending his season & had him miss all of 2016.

He did return to pitch in the Arizona Fall League & was added to the Mets 40 man roster after their 2016 season ended. That Fall his fastball was clocked in the low to mid nineties.

Molina returned to the mound this Spring Training pitching two scoreless innings in the Mets Grapefruit League Opener on February 24th against the Boston Red Sox.

Quotes: " He looked tremendous today,” catcher Travis d’Arnaud said. “Fearless. Attacked hitters. He had good poise out there and did a great job.”

On March 4th, he took the loss in the Mets 14-10 high scoring game & then pitched another scoreless, hitless inning on March 6th, in a tie against the Marlins.


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