12/19/14

Tom Brennan - MAJORING ON THE MINORS - 2014 METS' DRAFT - HOW ARE THEY DOING?

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Tom Brennan – MAJORING ON THE MINORS - 2014 METS DRAFT - HOW ARE THEY DOING?


Trying to see how the 2014 Mets draft has panned out so far, and how the guys in it might project out as (or as not) future Mets would be hard to do – unless you operate in a level of superior forensic intellect like – well, Sherlock Holmes, or someone even smarter like Mack Ade.


I, as amateur detective more of the Inspector Clouseau caliber, have sifted through the clues and here’s my takes, ladies and gentlemen:


Thinking about prospects like the following makes me want to run to Mickey Ds to get a Happy Meal:
 

Slugging Michael Conforto

Milton Ramos

Eudor Garcia

Brad Wieck

Kelly Secrest and

Dash Winningham

Garcia and Dash were a little slow out of the gate offensively, but both are young and I’ll bet they break out in 2015. 


Other guys I’d also want to keep the magnifying glass out for are Josh Prevost, Tyler Moore, Eric Manoah and David Roseboom.  But several other guys used in relief had really impressive 2014 seasons, so not being listed above is no slight on my part.   Collectively the pitchers in this draft that were used as relievers collectively had a super season.
 

Name
Pos
B/T
Ht
Wt
DOB
Rd
Rating
Comments
OF
L / R
6' 1"
211
03/01/1993
1
1
Dude can hit: 42 gms in Bklyn, .331/.403/.448; 3 hits and 2 doubles in Gnats’ playoffs. Hopefully starts 2015 in Lucie.  Citifield 2016 or 2017.
SS
R / R
5' 11"
158
10/26/1995
3
2
Was 18 in 2014. In his “getting feet wet” season, .241/.299/.355 in 51 games.  29 RBI. Mets already have him #11 prospect.
3B
R / R
6' 1"
215
05/17/1994
4
2-3
K Port: .262/.327/.347 in 55 gms
Reputed bat; let’s see 2015.
RHP
R / R
6' 8"
225
01/15/1992
5
3
Fine Bklyn season for tall lad: 20 inn, just 14 K, 1.83, 1.17 WHIP.
C
L / R
6' 2"
213
08/08/1993
6
3
64 Bklyn gms, .240/.323/.333.  Another Cam Maron? 
LHP
L / L
6' 9"
255
10/14/1991
7
2
Superb Bklyn season, and seems sky is the limit for the huge fella: 26 inn, 39 K, 1.40, 0.90 WHIP.
1B
L / L
6' 2"
230
10/11/1995
8
3
Fine season at 18 for slugger. .231/.322/.391, 39 RBI in 52 gm.  Another Duda?
OF
R / R
6' 3"
235
08/06/1992
9
3
Everyday player for 42 games, then hurt.  .275/.323/.34, 45 Ks.
LHP
L / L
6' 0"
215
09/13/1991
2-3
Fine Bklyn season for lefty: 25 inn, 30 K, 1.82, 1.30 WHIP.
RHP
R / R
6' 1"
190
07/11/1993
TETT
7 innings, 8 earned runs, can’t even start to conclude from that.
RHP
R / R
6' 4"
185
09/16/1996
TETT
6 innings, 4 earned runs, can’t even start to conclude from that. Just 17 during 2014 season.
RHP
R / R
6' 2"
215
12/22/1995
3-4
Just 18, 3-0, 2.63 in 24 GCL innings.  Let’s see in 2015.
C
R / R
6' 2"
220
02/26/1993
4-5
Nivc, but sparse play in GCL.  A long way up: .273/.340/.432 in just 14 games
RHP
R / R
6' 3"
185
01/15/1996
TETT
Just 18, 13 inn, 2-0, 4.85.
LHP
S / L
6' 3"
210
02/14/1996
TETT
Just 18, only 11 innings, 12 BB, 14 Ks.  Let’s see in 2015.
LHP
L / L
6' 3"
215
05/17/1992
3
K Port: great season: 23 inn, 1,59, 1.15 WHIP, 30 Ks
CF
L / L
5' 11"
175
12/15/1995
3-4
.259/.309/.352 in 41 GCL games.18 of 21 steals at age 18!
RHP
L / R
6' 2"
180
03/09/1993
3-4
K Port: solid – 4-2,.3.13, 23 inn, 18 K, 1.00 WHIP.
RHP
R / R
6' 6"
200
11/15/1993
3-4
K Port: fine year, 3-1, 1.83, 0.99 WHIP, 34 inn, 24 K.
2B
R / R
5' 10"
185
01/08/1992
5
Bklyn: 28 gm, .221/.292/.291
RHP
R / R
6' 2"
190
08/08/1992
3-4
Fine short season. 31 inn, 1.74, 1.00 WHIP, 26 Ks.  Hopefully, he gets to Savannah in 2015, more likely Bklyn.
RHP
R / R
5' 9"
165
10/29/1992
5
11.57 ERA in 9 K Port innings
RHP
R / R
6' 1"
195
05/10/1992
3-4
11 of 12 saves, 1.04 ERA including brief promo to Bklyn
RHP
R / R
5' 11"
150
01/07/1993
3-4
Fine in K Port: 2-0, 1.42, 19 inn, 25 K, 1.00 WHIP
OF
R / R
5' 10"
195
11/26/1991
5
66 Bklyn gm: .213/.263/.248
L / L
6' 5"
190
08/05/1996
TETT
Just 18, 8 inn, 1-0, 1.08.
CF
S / R
5' 9"
175
01/15/1996
TETT
.272/.324/.340 in GCL in 31 games.  Young dude.
SS
R / R
6' 0"
175
10/12/1995
5
Just 18 in 2014, struggled with stick: .170/.336/.223


RATING LEVELS:

1 – future impact major leaguer and performing at a high level

2 – future major leaguer – unclear if he will be an impact player

3 – decent shot at making it to the big enchilada in some capacity

4 – long shot to make the majors

5 – extremely long shot to make the majors

TETT – too early to tell – dude has not played enough, or is very young.

So I’ve covered five years of very solid drafts now. (2010 – 2014). I like what I see from those years.  A WHOLE lot.  I believe that the Mets’ 7 minor league squads combined won 56% of their games – highly impressive and highly indicative of strong drafting.

That said, it is the guys who actually get to the bigs in a big way, as did Harvey and deGrom from the Class of 2010, that ultimately represent the success of the team’s drafting.

Onward to 2015: while the Mets in Queens should have their most exciting season in several years in 2015, make sure to keep an eye on the minors too – I’d be shocked if at least the top 4 teams did not have superior seasons once again.

6 comments:

Adam Smith said...

Great job, as always Tom.

A guy I like out of the class is Michael Katz. I think he can hit, and while he didn't manage a homer in his first 42 games as a pro, he's got power. He's listed 6'3 235 but he even managed to swipe 5 of 6 bags in a short stint.

Too bad he got hurt and lost the season, he was K'ing a fair bit but otherwise looked pretty good.

I'm hopeful that they start him in full-season at St. Lucie, rather than make him wait longer to get back on the field with Brooklyn.

Adam Smith said...

Oops. I mean Savannah.

Reese Kaplan said...

We're beating the El Paso drums for Eudor Garcia, the oddly shaped hitter who, as his coach was quoted as saying, "Posted Nintendo numbers" with the stick. Let's see how he adjusts.

Thomas Brennan said...

Reese, I googled EUDOR and found out it is an acronym for Enriched Uranium Direct Oxide Reduction. Hopefully we have a nuclear powered hitter on our hands.

Adam, I thank you and Inspector Clouseau thanks you. I watched Michael Katz's progress until he got hurt for 2 reasons: a) he was doing real well and b) my dentist is named Michael Katz, they may be related, and he runs the drill, which gives me a flash back to Inspector Dreyfus getting much-unneeded dental work from Inspector Clouseau - hilariously painful.

Have a good one, gents, and thanks for reading.

Lew Rhodes said...

I lik Katz too - his home town is rigor near me in Virginia

He raked at William and Mary

Thomas Brennan said...

Good scouting report on Michael Katz, Lew. You are truly a Rhodes scholar and great contributor to this site. Have a great day.

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