Paul Stanton Sewald graduated from Bishop Gorman (NV) High School where he helped lead his team to three consecutive Nevada State 4A championships...Played three years of basketball in high school...Attended the University of San Diego, where he was named a first-team All-WCC selection during his senior season...Was a teammate of Cubs infielder Kris Bryant while at the University of San Diego...Is an avid fan of the Vegas Golden Knights...Hobbies include playing golf in his spare time.
Began the year with the Mets...Was optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 22...Also with the Mets from July 6-10...Recalled for a final time on July 22...Notched 58 strikeouts in 56.1 innings...Earned his first major league save on August 22 vs. San Francisco...Also had a save on September 20 at Washington...Had 71 career minor league saves...Had seven losses as a reliever, tied for the second-most in the majors...Has suffered 13 losses to begin his major league career, the longest streak in team history to begin a career...Recorded 18 consecutive outs from April 1-18...Allowed 12 earned runs over his final 6.1 innings (17.05 ERA) over nine games...Left-handers were 26-96 (.271) and righties went 36-128 (.281)...Was 3-0 with one save and a 1.13 ERA (one earned run/8.0 innings) in seven games with Las Vegas.
Had his contract selected from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 8...Was optioned to Las Vegas on April 13...Recalled on May 1 and remained on the roster for the rest of the year...Made his major league debut on April 8 vs. Miami...Opponents had nine hits in their final 49 at-bats (.184) with runners on base and were 7-for-their-last-42 (.167) with runners in scoring position against him...For the year, the opposition hit .222 (14-63) with runners in scoring position and batted .200 (7-35) with RISP and two outs...Suffered six losses, tied for the sixth-most in the majors among all relievers...He became the first pitcher to lose the first six decisions of his major league career while playing for the Mets...Info courtesy of Elias...Was second on the team with 13 holds...Righthanders hit .204 (31-152) and lefthanders batted .290 (27- 93)...Racked up 69 strikeouts in 65.1 innings (9.51 strikeouts per nine innings)...Allowed three runs over 20.0 innings (1.35 ERA) from April 11-May 29...Had a 12.91 ERA (11 earned runs/7.2 innings) from June 2-June 22 and a 5.40 ERA (14 earned runs/23.1 innings) from August 1 through the end of the year.
Went 5-3 with a 3.29 ERA (24 earned runs/65.2 innings) and 19 saves in 56 games for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in saves (19, T-2nd), games (56, T-1st) and games finished (40), third...Also had the fifthhighest strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio of any reliever in the PCL and allowed the fifth-fewest baserunners of any PCL reliever...Was 1-1 with a 1.85 ERA (five earned runs/24.1 innings) and 10 saves in 20 games after the AllStar break...Lefthanded batters hit .209 (23-110) while righthanded batters batted .250 (35-140)...Posted a 3.32 ERA (seven earned runs/19.0 innings) with 11 saves in 19 games with the Naranjeros de Hermosillo of the Mexican Winter League.
Finished third in the Eastern League in saves (24)...Didn't convert a save at New Hampshire on April 23...Proceeded to pick up 23 straight saves from that point on...For the year, he was successful on 24-of-25 save opportunities (96 percent)...His 24 saves were the most among any Mets farmhand...Named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team.
Had the lowest walks per nine innings ratio of any reliever in the South Atlantic League (0.96 BB/9IP).