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Sean Reid-Foley Makes a base salary of $700,000

Sean Reid-Foley, one of the three players acquired by the Mets in the Steven Matz trade with the Blue Jays, has had an impressive debut season with the Mets.

When he arrived in New York, the 25-year-old had a 4.40 ERA and 48 walks in his previous appearances in the big leagues, a pace of six walks per nine innings, in his previous stints with Toronto.

When Reid-Foley made his Mets debut, his stance as he peers into the dugout to see the catcher’s signs drew a lot of attention.

Since then, Reid-Foley has averaged just over two innings each outing with 14 strikeouts and just one walk in 8.2 innings of work in his four following outings.

In all, Reid-Foley has a 1.54 earned run average, a 0.31 earned run average, a 13.89 strikeout-to-walk ratio, a 40.9% strikeout-to-walk ratio, and a 2.3% walk-to-strike ratio.

Reid-four-seam Foley’s fastball has averaged 94.02 miles per hour this season, which is somewhat lower than his average from last year and on a level with his career average.

While his use hasn’t changed dramatically, he has been employing his changeup more frequently than he had in the past.

In total, Reid-Foley has a 15.4 percent swinging strike rate, and he’s thrown 45.5 percent of his pitches in the strike zone, up from 31.6 percent last year and little more than 40% the two seasons prior.

Opposing batters are swinging at 76.5 percent of his pitches in the zone, which is a career-high, but just 74.2 percent of the time they make contact, which is also a career low for Reid-Foley.

According to Statcast, when Reid-Foley has given up contact, the frequency of hard contact has increased, with both barrels (12.0 percent) and hard hit rate (56.0 percent) significantly greater than they were while he was with Toronto.

However, Reid-xERA Foley’s 2.19 does not show him as a pitcher who is drastically outperforming his underlying numbers.

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