Andy Green: .255/.339/.375/.714
Luis Rivera: .267/.308/.308/.616 combined A+/AAA
AA: - Jonathan Malo: .224/.299/.279/.578 combined AAA/AA
Jose Coronado: .247/.306/.299/.605 combined AAA/AA
A+: - Hector Pellot .277/.352/.373/.725
Josh Satin .288/.389/.426/.815 combined A/A+
Alonzo Harris .266/.316/.424/740 combined A/K-Port 10-HR
Matt Gaski: .322/.386/.357/742
James Ewing .143/200/.286/.486
Jordany Valdespin: .298/.349/.438/.787 combined A/low-A/GCL/DSL
Marshall Davis: .150/.414/.150/.564
Wilfredo Tovar: .253/.309/.339/648 combined VSL/GCL
DSL: - Yucarybert De La Cruz: .296/.390/.401/.792
Dimas Ponce: .198/.270/.253/.523
The biggest surprise of the Met’s minor league season, regarding second base, was the trading of Greg Veloz. I, for one, have touted him for years abut becoming the future in Queens, but his bat faded again this year and now we must look to others.
Prospect #1 one falls to Josh Satin, who had a good year in Savannah and got a late season bump to St. Lucie. There’s no one ahead of him and it’s his job to lose. Hector Pellot keeps hanging on but his prospect days are over.
The Mets are high on Alonzo Harris and highly pleased with the debut of Matt Gaski, but it’s Jordany Valdespin that has them scratching their heads. He seems to break more rules than hits, and believe me, the kid can hit. Hopefully, an off-season in the dog house will help straighten his attitude out.
Graduate To Mets: Alex Cora – one of two things will happen to Cora in 2010. Either the Mets will keep him in Queens in a utility role, or he will sign with another team. He had a wonderful season, filling in for the injured Jose Reyes, and should not be back at the AAA level next season.
On The Way Out: Coronado, Alvarez, Green, Bouchard
Current Projected 2010:
Mets: Luis Castillo, Anderson Hernandez
AAA: Argenis Reyes, Luis Rivera
AA: Hector Pellot, Jon Malo
A+: Josh Satin
A: Alonzo Harris, Matt Gaski
Low-A: Jordany Valdespin
K-Port: Wilfredo Tovar
GCL: Yucarybert De La Cruz
The addition of Anderson Hernandez takes all the pressure off this position and allowed for the trading of Greg Veloz. Anderson will back up Luis Castillo for the remainder of Castillo’s contact, and by then, Satin, Gaski, or Harris might emerge as completion to the still-young Hernandez.
The real battle here next season is the jam up of Gaski and Harris behind Satin. None are ready for Binghamton, while all are past Brooklyn.