The Cincinnati Reds hit up the minor league free agency market to add some pitching depth by signing Joe Mantiply. The team also extended him an invitation to spring training. The left hander has limited action in the big leagues, pitching in five games for the Detroit Tigers in 2016.
In 2017 he spent the entire season in Triple-A with the Yankees organization. Joe Mantiply was very successful at the level, posting a 2.83 ERA in 70.0 innings. He did allow 72 hits, but gave up just three home runs, walked just 18 and had 62 strikeouts.
Many of the games that Joe Mantiply pitched in were multi-inning appearances. 20 times he threw at least 2.0 innings, though six of those were starts. He didn’t show splits during the year. He was slightly better against righties than lefties, but not by much.
Joe Mantiply Scouting Report
The left hander works with a fastball, breaking ball and a change up. The fastball works in the 88-89 MPH range. He’ll mix in a slider in the 78-81 MPH range. His change up will come in around 80-83. None of the pitches really jump out at you, but none seem to be poor offerings either. He will throw plenty of strikes and has missed a good number of bats in the minor leagues for his career.