The Evansville Otters on Tuesday announced that former Otters pitcher Cam Opp had signed with the New York Mets Organization.
“I am looking forward to competing at the next level and pushing myself further than I have before,” Opp said in Tuesday's statement.
Opp, a native of Enterprise, Alabama, signed and joined the Evansville Otters in July 2019 for his first professional stint in baseball, according to the Otters.
The left-hander went 4-2 with a 2.70 Earned Run Average, recording two saves, and striking out 35 in 26.2 innings pitched and 21 appearances for the Otters.
Otters manage Andy McCauley has nothing but good things to say about Opp and his performance with the Otters.
“Cam has above-average velocity from the left side with a sharp cutter, slider combination,” McCauley remarked. “He also threw a curveball that was tough to time up with his other pitches.”
“Cam made a huge impact as a rookie stepping into the setup role, and with the number of pitchers that got picked up last year, we needed younger guys to step up,” McCauley said.
According to the Otters, Opp is the seventh Otters player from the 2019 season to be signed to an affiliated organization and sixth pitcher from the 2019 pitching staff. He is the third player from the 2019 roster to sign with the Mets.
Opp says he's looking forward to competing at the next level and pushing himself further than ever before. He's now the 81st player to be sent out of Evansville by the Otters to an affiliated organization.
You can read more on Opp's time with the Otters and his signing with the Mets on the Evansville Otters website.