METS ACQUIRE MINOR LEAGUE RHP JUSTIN JARVIS
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 31, 2023 – The New York Mets tonight announced that the club has acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Justin Jarvis from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for OF Mark Canha and cash considerations.
Jarvis, 23, is Milwaukee’s 12th-best prospect inBaseball America’s midseason prospect rankings. The righty has made 17 starts between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville this season, going 6-6 with a 4.33 ERA (42 ER/87.1 IP) with 38 walks and 102 strikeouts. He has appeared in 90 games (76 starts) over his career and posting a 23-25 record with a 4.27 ERA (183 ER/385.1 IP) with 179 walks and 384 strikeouts.
The Brewers fifth round selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft was named as Milwaukee’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month in April after going 2-1 with a 1.57 ERA (4 ER/23.0IP), striking out 29 batters in the process. In 2022, Jarvis made 28 starts between High-A and Double-A going 11-9 with a 3.83 ERA (60 ER/141.0 IP) with 66 walks and 150 strikeouts. He was tied for second in strikeouts in the Midwest League (134), tied for second in wins (nine), third in ERA (4.02), fifth in opponents in batting average (.231) and fifth in WHIP (1.29).
Canha appeared in 229 games over two seasons with the Mets, slashing .259/.359/.395 with 59 extra-base hits, 90 RBI and a 115 OPS+.