The New York Mets have parted ways with a former Cyclones yesterday.
The New York Mets made a trade with the Altanta Braves to acquire Juan Uribe & Kelly Johnson. In return, the Mets sent RHP Rob Whalen & RHP John Gant to the Braves.
Gant was drafted by the New York Mets in the 21st round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Wiregrass Ranch HS in Wesley Chapel, FL.
Gant spent the 2011 season with the GCL Mets, appearing in 4 games. He was promoted to Kingsport for the 2012 season, where he started 11 games going 3-3 with an ERA of 4.55. Gant appeared in 1 game with the Savanna Sand Gnats, where he gave up 5 earned runs and 10 hits in his start.
Gant spent the 2013 season in Brooklyn. During that season, he went 6-4 in 13 starts, posting an ERA of 2.89. He gave up 53 hits, 30 runs, 23 earned, walking 28 & striking out 81. He only gave up 1 homer all season and was a member of the 2012 NYPL NL All Star Team.
Gant went to Savannah in 2014, going 11-5 in 21 starts. He posted an ERA of 2.56 and threw 2 shutouts.
He has been splitting the 2015 season with the Binghamton Mets & St. Lucie Mets. Overall, Gant went 6-5 in 17 starts, posting an ERA of 3.52 in just under 100 innings pitched.
Rob Whalen did not pitch for the Cyclones, even though he was listed in the 2012 programs. He was the 18th ranked prospect in the the Mets system according to MLB Pipeline.