By Jerry Del Priore
The Long Island Ducks have announced during the week that they have signed right-handed pitcher Tyler Badamo, who had played three seasons in the New York Mets’ farm system, including a campaign with short-season Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones.
Last year, Badamo split time with three Atlantic League teams: the Ducks, New Britain Bees and Sugar Land Skeeters.
The 26-year-old Mount Sinai native combined to register a 5-6 record with a 4.12 ERA, 53 strikeouts and 20 walks in 83 innings across 16 appearances (15 starts) last season. Seven of those starts came with Long Island, where he went 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 26 whiffs to eight walks over 40 innings.
Badamo made his ALPB debut with the now-defunct Bridgeport Bluefish in 2017. He amassed a 4-3 record with a 2.63 ERA in 11 starts, prompting the Arizona Diamondbacks to purchase his contract that June.
The Mount Sinai High School and Dowling College alum went on to make 12 starts across five different levels in the Diamondbacks organization to finish the year. Badamo reached as high as Triple-A Reno with Arizona.
The Mets selected Badamo in the 24th round of the 2014 MLB amateur draft. As a Mets minor leaguer, the six-foot-one, 220-pounder posted a 9-10 mark with a 3.22 ERA and 141 strikeouts over 37 contests, 31 of which were starts, from 20014-’16.