27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tommy Mendoza in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Tommy Mendoza Contract Information:
Selected in the fifth round of the 2005 Amateur Draft.
A year after getting suspended for testing positive for an amphetamine, Mendoza righted his career and is now representing the Angels in the Arizona Fall League.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Tommy Mendoza.
Superficially good ERAs mask the fact that Mendoza didn't pitch all that impressively at Double-A and walked more hitters than he struck out in a cameo at Triple-A. At best, he's a tweener with middle-relief upside, but even that's a stretch.
Extremely young--he won't turn 20 until August--righthander with the performance record of a college draftee. He's at least two, maybe three years out, and like all teenaged professional pitchers, is a major health risk.
Mendoza was the Angels' fifth round selection in the 2005 Amateur Draft. He was lights out in Rookie ball, throwing 52 1/3 innings over four starts and nine relief appearances. Over that span he posted a 1.55 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and struckout 56 batters while walking only 13. He was even better in a 10-inning stint with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, striking out 12 with no walks and four hits allowed. He's likely to start 2006 back at High-A, but likely will not stay for long.