Havens is on another tear. He’s hitting .194 in his last 10 games (through Friday night) and comes in at .220 for the season. Frankly, the .220 was higher than I remembered him hitting this year. He followed up with a home run on Saturday but too little too late. Just a suck year with a stiff back thrown in for grins. I’m sure Sandy is having a hard time projecting David for next season. Danny Muno (who has moved over to 2B) is playing great at St. Lucie and deserves the bump up, and you can’t really promote a guy to AAA with these kind of numbers, can you? Tough call here.
I’ll never forget the day the Mets cut OF Tillman Pugh this year. We talked on the phone and he told me that the Mets told him that “the organization had too many outfielders”. That’s funny. Pugh was picked up the same day by the CWS and he’s now playing for Kannapolis (.250/.294/.198/.402, 3-SB). Not stellar, but we’re going to check back every six months to see his progress.
Question: Would you like to change the makeup of your upper levels in one day?
Answer: Here’s the young players Boston now features at the MLB/AAA/AA level:
LHP Felix Doubront MLB 10-6, 4.70, 119-K, 122.2-IP
RP Franklin Morales MLB 3-4, 3.77, 76-K, 76.1-IP
3B Will Middlebrook MLB .288/.325/.509/.835
C Ryan Lavarnway MLB 41-AB, .188 – AAA: .290/.376/.563/.939
RHP Rubby De La Rosa AAA On IR most of season (tear of the ulnar collateral ligament)
2B -SS Ivan DeJesus Jr. AAA .295/.333/.415/.749
1B/OF Jerry Sands AAA .303/.380/.531/.911
SS Jose Inglesias AAA .266/.318/.306/.624
RHP Alan Webster AA 117K – 121.2-IP
RHP Anthony Renaudo AA 1-3, 6.69, 9-starts
RHP Brandon Workman AA 10-7, 3.14 A+/AA (3-0, 1.50 – AA)
SS Xander Bogaerts AA .339/.373/.532/.909
RF Bryce Brentz AA .294/.356/.483/.839, 17-HR
OF Jackie Bradley AA .276/.363/.443/.807
Darin Gorski hasn’t duplicated the incredible year he had in 2011, but you have to give him credit for turning in a decent season at the talent-heavy AA level. Gorski went: 7.2-IP, 1-ER, 5-H, 9-K, 1-BB, 3.66 and pretty much has guaranteed that he will be the lefty rotational dude for the Mets new AAA franchise. Pick up some sunscreen Daris, you’re heading west.
‘The War Room’
‘The Draft Room’ concept on Sunday was premature. We will return to ‘The War Room’ next Sunday.