Yusmeiro Petit, born
Petit began his professional career in 2003 at age 18, pitching for
Promoted to Low-A Brooklyn, Petit posted even better numbers., albeit in only 12.1 innings. He showed the same impeccable K/bb ratio, striking out 20 while only walking 2, leading to a k/9 of 14.59. He gave up only 5 hits, and 3 runs, giving him a once again stellar ERA of 2.19
In 2004, Petit, then 19, started the year for
In 2005, Petit, 20 started the year in
It was upon his promotion to triple a
Petit was called up to the marlins, and pitched 26.1 innings. Needless to say, he did very poorly. He sported an ERA of 9.57, he gave up 46 hits, 38 Earned runs, and 7 hrs. However, there is a slight bright side to his short stint with the Marlins, he managed to strike out more than he walked. K’ing 20, while giving out only 9 free passes.
So what does the future hold for Yusmeiro Petit? He’s a flyball pitcher, now pitching in one the most hitter friendly ballparks in the league(And that’s the same if he’s pitching in Tucson Electric Ballpark, or in Chase Field). I think there’s hope for him though. He’s still only 22, and he’s got impressive command of the strike zone. Petit was once a highly regarded prospect, and I think GM Josh Byrnes could have done a lot worse in this trade.