Former MLB southpaw Ryan O’Rourke announced last night on Twitter that he’s hanging up his spikes. MLBTR wishes him the best in his future endeavors.
O’Rourke made two appearances last year with the Mets before he was cut loose. He caught on with the Twins on a mid-season minors deal but never got the call to the MLB roster.
Most of O’Rourke’s experience at the highest level of the game came in his 2015-16 stint with the Twins. Over 47 frames in 54 appearances, he worked to a 4.98 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9.
O’Rourke, a Massachusetts native and former 13th round pick, did find quite a bit of success at the Triple-A level. Through an even one hundred appearances over five campaigns, he posted a cumulative 3.29 ERA.
Even though he walked three, I’d be pretty irked to be axed by the Mets not having conceded a hit.
Good luck and respect to him too – he got to live the dream as a 13th round pick…
Mets didn’t do well by him. he deserved to stick in the majors last year.
Solid lefty, could’ve be a decent bullpen piece. Shame nobody took another flier on him.
Kind of figured that since he started coaching….best of luck in retirement! Seemed like a really great guy and it’s a shame he couldn’t get more time in the majors.
He was the pitching coach at Holy Cross last year
His numbers in the minors were decent. It makes sense your h/9 will go down with increased walk rates as hitters aren’t chasing if you’re wild. It looks like he wasn’t attacking hitters as much when he was brought up, maybe scared/nervous. That’s just a guess but I’d think the right coaching could have helped sort that out.
Go ahead and read the post and you’ll find out