6/30/12

Daily Mets Minors Report

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Date: 6-30-12

MLB - Mets:

Look for the Mets to dish out around $1.5mil to international SS, Dominican  Germán Ahmed Rosario

Called this one…. SP Chris Schwinden claimed by Yanks. 

Adam Rubin  -  On the injury front: Jason Bay rode a stationary bicycle Wednesday and did not have any post-concussion symptoms arise, Terry Collins said. Mike Baxter (displaced collarbone) has not done any significant physical activity, the manager added. Mike Pelfrey, who is expected to be non-tendered and become a free agent in December, is working on strengthening exercises following Tommy John surgery and should begin tossing a baseball in late August or early September. 

Colorado Rockies 2012 third round pick Tom Murphy, a catcher from the University of Buffalo, is playing well so far for Tri-City in the Northwest League, 8-for-20 (.400) with four walks and a home run. He’s playing adequately so far on defense, with one passed ball in five games, no errors, while catching two of seven runners (29%). Not great, but his greater level of experience and polish compared to the high school guys is obvious. - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 

AAA – Buffalo:

RHP MATT HARVEY will make his team-leading 17th start tonight for the Bisons. Harvey leads the Bisons with 87 strikeouts and is in search of his seventh win of the year and his eighth quality start. This righty is 1-2 in June with a 3.12ERA, 31K in 26.0IP. Harvey was just selected to the Triple-A All-Star team on Wednesday which will be hosted at Coca-Cola Field.. INF JOSH RODRIGUEZ went 2-3 yesterday with an RBI walk. He now has three multi-hit games and has hits in his first five of six games with the Herd.  Rodriguez is now hitting .293 with 7HR and 33RBI in 63 games with Binghamton (AA) and Buffalo this season.

Good point made by Rubin after the first inning: And this is why there are scouts: "Watching Matt Harvey. Struck out side on all straight fastballs up in zone. Would be 1st & 3rd, 1 out in MLB"

Excuse me Mr. Rubin, but I’ll take 8K in 5-IP with 1-H any day at any level.

Scout in 5th inning - "Better 5th. Broke out secondary pitches for strikes. Finally."

In the end, an outstanding outing… 7.0-IP, 2-H, 0-R, 9-K, 1-BB.

CF Matt den Dekker (.208) hit his 4th AAA home run in 72-AB… den Dekker sometimes hits for average, while other time pops for power. Trust me, he’s play CF in Queens as soon as he does both at the same time…

RP Elvin Ramirez (1.0-IP, 2-BB, 28-16) still shaky, and Pedro Beato (1.0-IP, 2-K, 17-10) pitched much better. 

AA-Binghamton:  

RHP Greg Peavey (3-4, 5.40) makes his 14th start of the season and first against the Baysox. The righty from Vancouver, Washington looks to snap a three-game losing streak and five-start winless stretch. Peavey’s last victory came against the Portland Sea Dogs on May 20. His last win at home was on April 9 versus the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut. Peavey lost his most recent start against the SeaWolves on June 23, allowing five runs on ten hits while striking out five over 6.1 innings of work. A sixth-round pick out of Oregon State University in 2010, Peavey split last season between the Savannah Sand Gnats (Low-A) and St. Lucie Mets (High-A). RHP Zach Clark (6-4, 3.12) takes the mound for his 14th start of the season looking to extend his three-game winning streak. The Delaware native allowed four runs on ten hits on June 24 against the Reading Phillies in his last start, but got nine runs of support to earn the victory. After allowing ten runs in his first two starts of the season, Clark has compiled a 2.31 ERA in his last 11 starts. While he went 2-3 in the month of May, he amassed a 1.59 ERA. He also made two starts for the Norfolk Tides (AAA) in late May and early June, going 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA. Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2006, Clark is in his fourth season with the Baysox.

2-run HR by RF Dustin Martin (.241), who contiunues to play two levels below where he was once projected to play in 2012. I like Dustin and he’ll be a fine AAA outfielder wherever the Mets play AAA next year.

Once again SP Greg Peavey went into the tank. Look, he’s a great kid, highly committed to both his game and his God, and no one wishes he was successful more than I do, but… he’s not. This is the 3rd non-quality stat in a row and 6th in his past eight. In my book, this would be the first DFA after the MLB-ASG and begin a bump up from the four levels below. 

A+ - St. Lucie: -  

A long hot day game win, 4-2 in 12… two runs in the top of the 12th, started by CF Alonzo Harris’ (.271) triple… four hits by SS T J Rivera (.257)…

Excellent pitching all around… 11 scoreless innings combined by Rafael Montero (3.65), John Church (3.58), Adam Kolarek (2-IP, 3-K, 1.79), Jeffrey Walters (2-IP, 3-K, 0.00), and Taylor Whitenton (2.60). 

A – Savannah:

 3B Aderlin Rodriguez is hitting .308/.376/.541 w 22 extra-base hits, 19 BB and 36K in 47 games since May 1 

A-Low – Brooklyn:

Mets 2011 1st rounder Brandon Nimmo with one of the oddest lines: .167/.400/.222 with 13 BB and 10 Ks in 11 G. Walked in 9 of 11 games.

SS Phillip Evans (.256) hit his 3rd home run… I really like this pick… I have him projected as the Mets SS in 2015, with David Wright on one side of him and Reese Havens on the other.

We may have another special pitcher to keep on eyes on. SP Rainy Lara sure looks like the real deal (at this level). The 6-4 righty is 21-yrs old and is coming off excellent years in the DSL (2010 – 4-2, 1.97, 15-G, 12-ST)), and the GCL Mets (2011 – 1-2, 2.22, 16-starts). Tonight: 5.2-IP, 3-H, 2-ER, 10-K, 0-BB, 1.69.

P Mathew Bowman made his professional debut. Love the middle name… “Chou”.  2.0-IP, 0-R, 5-K, save… beer’s on Chou… 

Rookie – Kingsport:

Christian Montgomery got his second pro start tonight. Montgomery was once projected as a first rounder (mock drafts in July-Aug 2010), but he faded when his last season at Lawrence Central H.S. (IN). A ‘young-in’ born in 1992… not good again: 3.0-IP, 4-H, 6-R, 3-K, 3-BB, 9.39.

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