• Full name Brooks Lee Raley
  • Born 06/29/1988 in San Antonio, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Texas A&M
  • Debut 08/07/2012
  • Drafted in the 6th round (200th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2009 (signed for $750,000).
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    Raley was the best two-way player in college baseball in the first half of the season before dropping off down the stretch. The consensus is that he's better on the mound, where he has command of a diverse array of pitches. He works mainly with an 87-90 mph sinker, a slider and a changeup, and he also has a four-seam fastball that peaks at 93 mph and a curveball. Scouts respect his ability to compete and to command all of his offering, but he doesn't have a true out pitch, which will leave him with little margin for error in pro ball. Though Raley has a clean delivery, they also wonder how well he'll hold up at a wiry 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds. He also has potential as a lefthanded-hitting outfielder, though a second-half slump has led to some questions about his bat. He does offer plus-plus speed, a good eye and gap power as a hitter, as well as above-average range and arm strength. Raley plays the outfield corners for Texas A&M, in part to reduce the physical burden of playing both ways, but definitely is capable of playing center field as a pro. A sophomore-eligible, he could be a second- or third-round pick. But he's spooking clubs by not giving them any inkling as to his asking price, so he could last much longer in the draft than his talent would dictate.

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  • Rated Best Changeup in the Chicago Cubs in 2013

Career Transactions

  • New York Mets activated LHP Brooks Raley from the 15-day injured list.
  • New York Mets sent LHP Brooks Raley on a rehab assignment to Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
  • New York Mets sent LHP Brooks Raley on a rehab assignment to Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
  • New York Mets placed LHP Brooks Raley on the 15-day injured list retroactive to April 28, 2023. Left elbow inflammation.
  • United States activated LHP Brooks Raley.

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