Date of Birth: 11/15/1985
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210 lbs
Resides: Lakeland, FL
Below enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 6’3” southpaw appeared in 43 games (three starts) at the Major League level spread across three seasons (2011-13) with the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins. Below’s best season in the majors came in 2012 with the Tigers in which he went 2-1 with a 3.88 ERA and 29 strikeouts against just eight walks in 27 appearances (one start).
The Lakeland, Florida resident has spent the last two years playing with Triple-A Las Vegas in the New York Mets organization after spending eight of the first nine years of his career in the Tigers organization. Below has recorded nine wins with Las Vegas in 35 appearances (28 starts) over the last two years, including a 2.19 ERA over 49.1 innings of work in 2015. Additionally, he has pitched exclusively stateside in either the majors or at the Triple-A Level since 2011. That includes a 9-4, 3.13 ERA-season in 2011 with the Toledo Mudhens.
The Lake Michigan College alumnus owns a 65-61 record with a 3.74 ERA over 202 appearances (182 starts) in 11 seasons in the minors.
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|11||Cory Domel||Pitching Coach|
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