6/23/12

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Daily Mets Minors Report

Date: 6-23-12

Mets:

TC says Mets dropping to six relievers to make room for Ronny Cedeno activation.

Phil Humber has a 7.47 ERA in 10 starts since his perfect game. Now he's on the DL



AAA – Buffalo:

Pitching Friday – LHP Garrett Olson will pitch his team-high 15th start of the season today. The southpaw is coming off a loss against Pawtucket on June 17. In that outing, Olson allowed four runs on seven hits in his shortest start of the year (2.1IP). On the road, Olson is 1-1 with a 3.86ERA and 36 strikeouts in 37.1 innings of work.



AA-Binghamton:  

Keith Law –

            Wilmer Flores, 3B, New York Mets (Double-A Binghamton): Flores -- who was promoted to Double-A this week -- is still young enough to be a prospect (20) and performed reasonably well in the Florida State League, although it's his third time through the circuit, dampening some of my enthusiasm. I'd like to see if anything has changed in the body or swing to restore his old prospect status; otherwise, Jefry Marte, who turned 20 today on Thursday and is performing just as well at Double-A, seems like a better Futures Game choice from the Mets.

Pitching Friday - LHP Darin Gorski (4-4, 4.50) takes the hill for his 12th start of the season and first against the Sea Wolves. The lefty lost his most recent start against the Altoona Curve on June 16. He matched a season-high by allowing ten hits, including two home runs, over five innings. He did not walk a batter, but surrendered six runs while striking out five. Selected in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, Gorski is in his first season with the B-Mets.

He was impressive – 5.0-IP, 5-H, 0-R, 4-K, 1-BB, 4.11, 87/43… I just don’t understand why he’s unable to pitch count over 90… alos, high BB percentage tonight… it’s a lot different than A+, but we’ll talk about that tomorrow.

Wilmer Flores and Jefry Marte put on their own “I Should Play Third Base” contest with their bats…



A+ - St. Lucie: -  

RF Cory Vaughn (.229) continued his Brahiam Maldonado lookalike contest by hitting his 14th homer of the season, and little else… this wasn’t SP Chase Hunchingson’s greatest outing…



A – Savannah:

The Gnats once again threw up the mysterious find named Jacob deGrom – 6.0-IP, 8-H,  1-R, 5-K, 1-BB, 2.70… we’re not going to know how good this 24-year old is until he pitches at the right level. Right now, he should be in AA… RP Chasen Bradford (2.0-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 2-K, H-5, 1.99) continues to impress out of the pen… multiple hit night for CF Gilbert Gomez (.306), LF Dustin Lawley (.273), and SS Yucarybert (I’m thinking ‘Burt’) De La Cruz (.571).



A-Low – Brooklyn:

Luis Mateo, rhp, Mets: In the international scouting community, Mateo is far from an unknown. The Giants signed him for $625,000 four years ago, but voided his contract when they found bone chips in his elbow. Then in November 2008, the Padres signed him for $300,000, but that deal fell apart due to MLB's investigation into his background, which eventually revealed that Mateo had falsely shaved two years off his age. After serving a suspension, Mateo finally signed with the Mets last year for $150,000, then went out and dominated the Dominican Summer League. In his U.S. debut on Tuesday for short-season Brooklyn, Mateo struck out nine with one walk, two hits and one run allowed in 5 2/ 3 innings. The 22-year-old Mateo had anything but a typical development path, but his size (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) and stuff are promising, with a 91-94 mph fastball that touches a few ticks higher, along with a power slider and an occasional changeup. – BA



Rookie – Kingsport:

I was really upset last night when my good local bud, Zach Dotson, couldn’t get anyone out past the first batter. It’s been a long road for him the past few years and I know how excited he was to get back on the bump this season. There seems to a major pitching drought going on there. Some of the ERAs so far this season, going into Friday night’s game, are: 13.50, 12.00, 27.00, 13.50, and 54.00… the team is last in the league with an 8.25-ERA and an 1.96-WHIP.

A couple of the bats woke up early… SS Gavin Cecchini broke his pro-cherry… C Tomas Nido hit his first pro-HR… the game was suspended after five innings and will be completed tomorrow as part of an almost double header.



DSL Mets:

LF Vincente Lupo – 3-5, 2-R, 2B, .379

18-yr. old RHP Jesus Lugo – 5.0-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 3-K, 1-BB, 1.89

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