Former Brooklyn Cyclones Report: Mike Hepple Lands Home with Independent Connecticut Team


By Jerry Del Priore

Mike Hepple

Mike Hepple with the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2014.

The New Britain Bees of the independent Athletic League signed ex-Brooklyn Cyclone right-handed pitcher Mike Hepple to a contract for the 2017 campaign during the week.

A non-drafted free agent, Hepple, a Connecticut native, played with Brooklyn of the New-Penn League (NYPL) during the 2014 season, going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 23.1 innings of work in 13 games.

The 6-foot-5-inch 26-year-old spent three years in the New York Mets’ organization, reaching a s high as Double-A Binghamton, where he posted a 2-3 record with a 6.30 ERA in 20 innings in 16 tilts last year.

Hepple also spent time, in 2016, with Single-A St. Lucie of the Florida State League (FSL), tossing 38. 2 innings in 24 contests with a 1-2 record and 3.96 ERA.

Hepple started his professional career in independent baseball in 2013 before signing with the Mets, and has appeared in a total of 118 professional games across four seasons.

In 183 career innings, the Eastern Connecticut State University graduate, with a degree in sports management, owns a 3.79 lifetime ERA to go along with 113 strikeouts.

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