Last year I wrote that we might need until May to determine the strength of prospect Mike Stutes. Well, May just can’t come quickly enough.
Stutes is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA, 18 K and 5 BB through 17 innings with the Reading Phillies. This after throwing a 1.48 ERA in 42.2 innings in Lakewood and completely jumping A+ Clearwater.
At 22, Stutes seems almost ready to make the jump to the big leagues.