3/10/09

Mets Prospect - 2B Hector Pellot

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Hector Pellot 2B R R 5' 11" 184 02-08-1987 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

Pellot was a ‘graduate’ of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. ‘PefrectGame.org’ had Pellot listed as the 6th top Puerto Rican prospect in 2005, saying: “No prospect on the island has improved his draft status in the past month as much as Pellot. Pellot stood out at this week's Puerto Rico showcase, running a 6.6 60 yard dash and having a solid BP. On the second day of the event the right-handed hitting Pellot showcased his power by hitting a double off the right field fence that almost left the yard. At shortstop, Pellot shows outstanding actions and a strong arm.”

The Mets took Pellot in the 4th Round of the 2005 draft. He reported immediately to St. Lucie, but only for training. In 2006, Pellot was converted to a 2B and spent the entire season with Hagerstown, where he batted only .189 in 359 at bats. The winter was spent playing for Ponce of the Puerto Rican League.

The Mets brass decided to let him repeat ‘A’ ball in 2007, which has definitely paid off.
OnDeck has him ranked as the 29th top Mets prospect, and, In February 2007, Scout.com ranked Pellot as the 12th top Mets prospect.

After hitting .256 in the first half of the 2007 season for Savannah (11 doubles, 3 triples, and 5 HRs), Pellot was the sole representative from the team in the Sally League All-Star team. Pellot commented on his award: “Being selected to the All-Star game has really given me a lot of confidence going into the 2nd half. When you are selected, that means that you are one of the best players in the league and realizing that I think that can help out a lit mentally, especially if things don’t go well in a game or two. You were selected because other people who know baseball believe that you are good enough to be there, so there is no reason for you not to believe it to.” Sounds right to me!

Pellot continued to excel at Savannah .274//344/.381, 19 doubles, 33 SBs, only 12 errors) and was eventually promoted to St. Lucie where he finished the season (.304/.407/.522 in 23 at bats).

Pellot is a native of Clara, Puerto Rico.

In September 2007, Pellot was assigned to play in the Hawaiian Winter League (which is always a sign that the organization wants to invest more time and money in you).
In November 2007, Scouts.com named him the 22nd top Mets prospect.

A May 2008 scouting report from Andy Braunstein:

HECTOR PELLOT - 2B - The Mets love him and when he hit .274 in SAL and .304 here, in only 6 games, as a 20 year old was beginning to warm up to him. Now at 21 his bat speed has budged from the 5.5-6 he displayed last year and no sign that he'll ever develop power. He does have speed and is fine defender. He got off to such a slow start was pulled from the lineup in favor of Luis Rivera and his more potent bat. Right now he hurt his ankle and has been out of out last 4 games. He is a prospect that is on the verge of plunging off the list. How the rest of this season goes will speak volumes of his chances.

Pellot spent most of the 2008 season injured, posting a .165 BA in only 85 at bats for St. Lucie.

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