Posted by Mack Ade at 4:20 PM
Emary Frederick P R R 6-0 175 Southern University
The Mets signed Emary Frederick out of Southern University prior to the 2007 season. Frederick is a native of Deltona, Florida. He was signed by the Mets along with his college teammate, Darren Clark. Fredrick, pitcher and native of Deltona, Fla., appeared mostly in a relief role for the Jaguars, posting a 1-1 record with three saves. He also struck out 22 batters and had a 3.33 era in 17 appearances last season. In 2006, Frederick (along with fellow-Met minor leaguers C Bradley Hubbert and SS Joaquin Rodriguez) were named to the all-Black College All-Star Team by BlackCollegeBaseball.com.
His college coach was quoted to say: “I'm surprised that Emary wasn't drafted. As a true freshman, he had everything a pitcher needed, including movement on his fastball."
Emary got off to a particularly slow start this year, which included being thrown out of RiverDogs game that resulted in a 3 game suspension. Since then, he has settled down and proved quite effective as a middle reliever.
The 2007 season was a topsy-turvy one for Frederick. He spent the entire season with Savannah, where he went 2-0, 6.80 ERA in 32 appearances, until he hurt his shoulder in late July. Hidden in this obvious disappointing ERA was the fact that he threw 50 strike outs in 46.1 IP, making him one of the Mets organizational leaders in this stat.
Frederick was assigned to the Florida Instructional League for the off season to continue his healing and progress. Frederick was born in Sanford, Florida and currently resided in the city of Deltona.
2008 was an up and down year for Emary, finishing 2-5, 4.50 in 35 relief appearances for St. Lucie.