I Guess They Liked What they Saw: Mets Claim Robert Stock Off Waivers from the Cubs

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I Guess They Liked What they Saw: Mets Claim Robert Stock Off Waivers from the Cubs

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On December 2nd, the Chicago Cubs claimed hard-throwing righty Robert Stock off waivers from the Red Sox. On June 15th, Stock came up when the Cubs were in a pinch to start against Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets. On June 20th, the Cubs designated Stock for assignment to make room for left-hander Kyle Ryan. And today, he was claimed off waivers by the very team against whom he started.

I guess they liked what they saw:

Stock didn’t actually have much success against the Mets (he walked 6 batters and allowed 5 earned runs), but he was out of his element a bit as a starter (and facing Jacob deGrom with half a regular lineup behind him).

As a multi-inning guy at Triple-A Iowa this year, he used his upper-90s fastball from the right side to strikeout 30.5% of the batters he faced while walking fewer than 5%. Obviously, you hate to loose talent of any kind – and I was certainly hoping he’d pass through waivers – but this is the game you play when you require so many roster moves for injuries and underperformance. Oh, well. Best of luck.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami