The New York Mets announced on July 27 that the club has acquired RHP Franklyn Kilomé from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera.
Kilomé, 23, was 4-6 with a 4.24 ERA (48 earned runs/102.0 innings) in 19 starts for Reading (AA) of the Eastern League this year. He has issued 51 walks and struck out 83. Kilomé was the 10th-ranked prospect in the Phillies system according to MLB.com and the 10th-best prospect by Baseball America.
“We had several teams interested in Asdrúbal and we were committed to acquiring the most talent in return,” Mets Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager John Ricco said. “In Franklyn, we were able to get a young starting pitcher in Double-A with tremendous upside potential.”
He was 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA (six earned runs/25.0 innings) in his last four starts.
The 6-6, 175-pounder went 7-7 with a 2.84 ERA (40 earned runs/127.0 innings) and 103 strikeouts in 24 combined starts with Clearwater (A) of the Florida State League and Reading in 2017. He finished in the Top 10 among all Phillies pitchers in ERA.
Kilomé is 22-24 with a 3.51 ERA (169 earned runs/433.1 innings) and 377 strikeouts in 88 career minor league games, 85 starts.
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