Ex-Brooklyn Cyclone Hurler Nabil Crismatt Gets Call to the Majors


Right-handed pitcher Nabil Crismatt, a Brooklyn Cyclone in 2016, made his Major League debut for the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs Monday night. He worked around a lead-off double to get out of the frame without permitting a run.

Nabil Crismatt

The Colombia native posted a 0-1 record with 3.19 ERA and a .218 batting average against him in 31 innings of work in eight games with Brooklyn, the Mets’ short-season, Single-A affiliate (New York-Penn League). 

Crisamatt, 25, also spent time with the Columbia Fireflies (full-season, Single-A) that same year, recording a 1.88 ERA while allowing an opposing batting average of only .192 to pair with a 0.77 WHIP in 28 2/3 innings in four contests. 

That prompted New York to call him up to the AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Eastern League) after just one month in the South Atlantic League (SAL). Crisamatt went 0-1 with 1.50 ERA in a start that lasted six innings for the Rumble Ponies.

The Mets signed Crismatt in 2012 as an international free agent out of Colombia. After six campaigns in the Mets system, he elected free agency in 2018 to ink a contract with the Seattle Mariners and then with the Cardinals in 2019. 

Crismatt owns a 37-41 mark with 3.82 ERA in eight minor league seasons. 

Crismatt is the fourth former Cyclone to debut in the majors this season, joining Blake TaylorDavid Petersonand Ali Sanchez

— Jerry Del Priore

(Main photo by the Columbia Fireflies).

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