HOUSTON – Ex-St. Thomas star pitcher Josh Wolf was drawn in the second round in 2019 by the New York Mets. Less than two years later, Wolf was part of a successful trade.
“I woke up to a couple of missed calls,” laughs Wolf.
The missed calls came from New York Mets management and told the right-handed pitcher that he had been traded to the Cleveland Indians for superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor and veteran pitcher Carlos Carrasco.
Wolf was ranked as one of the Mets’ top prospects and was part of a four-player return for the two Native American stars.
“Just knowing that I am valued that way means a lot,” Wolf said. “I’m excited about what Cleveland has to offer, and I’m ready for that.”
Wolf has hit 97 MPH with the fast ball, throws a change in work and a plus crack ball which he says he can shape as both a slider and a curve ball.
Wolf is still waiting for his assignment from the Indians, but probably plans to start in either low or high A-ball.
MLB.com currently ranks Wolf as the # 12 prospect in the Native American system and scouts as his projectability. At 6 feet 3 inches and 170 pounds, Wolf has plenty of room to gain weight and strength.
“I’m a hard worker and I’m not complacent where I am,” Wolf said. “I try to get to the big leagues and stay there. I want to win. “
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