DURHAM, NC – Cody Satterwhite’s (pictured) 0.65 ERA in 27.2 innings made him the most formidable weapon coming out of the Sioux City bullpen. Now, the Mets hope he can be a force for them, as well. New York purchased Satterwhite’s contract earlier today, giving the right-hander his first chance with a major league organization since 2011.
Satterwhite began his career as a Detroit Tigers farmhand in 2008. Detroit drafted the University of Mississippi product in the second round and sent him to their Rookie affiliate in the Gulf Coast League. Satterwhite progressed quickly enough that year to earn a promotion to High-A Lakeland. The next year, the Tigers moved him up again, this time to Double-A Erie. However, he missed the 2012 season with an arm injury and began pitching again for the Explorers at the start of the 2013 season.
The right-hander stood out in every statistical category for the X’s. Satterwhite led the team in ERA and pitched more innings than any other Sioux City reliever. Despite being a reliever, Satterwhite struck out 31 batters, leaving him just three K’s behind the team’s leader, Dan Jurik. Those numbers earned the Jackson, MS native a shot with the New York Mets’ organization.
Photo courtesy of the Sioux City Explorers