8/31/14

ROSTER MOVES TO QUEENS

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 lefthander Dario Alvarez from Double-A Binghamton. 
infielder Josh Satin and righthander Erik Goeddel from Triple-A Las Vegas 
catcher Juan Centeno from Binghamton.

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2015 Draft Profile - OF - Daz Cameron - Eagle's Landing (GA) HS - UPDATED - 8-12-14

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8-12-14  -  TTF Baseball -

Daz Cameron, OF, Eagle’s Landing HS (GA)


Like Rodgers, Cameron has all the tools and makes the game look incredibly easy with his athleticism and instincts. You can tell he grew up around it as his dad is Mike Cameron, and he carries himself like a seasoned pro. He will stick at center field and his arm continues to get stronger as he has been clocked at 91 mph from the outfield with accuracy. He has plus speed (6.61/60) and his bat speed is electric. The 6’-1”, 185 pound right-hander will gain more power as he matures and he has superstar written all over him. Over 28 games as a junior, he hit .390/.523/.695 with seven doubles, six home runs, 11 stolen bases and 18 walks to just 12 strikeouts. Committed to Florida State. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-armour-aa-game-preview-part-1/43804#O6zgsDyBeLLBfCWU.99

Player ReportJuly 21,2014
Name: Dazmon CameronYear: Class of 2015
Date of Birth: 01/15/1997Position 1: OF
Twitter: @Daz_cameronPosition 2:
Hometown: McDonough, GAPosition 3: 
High School: Eagle’s Landing Christian AcademyBats: Right
Travel Team: East Cobb AstrosThrows: Right
Scout Team:Grad Year:  2015
Height:  6’1″Committed to: Florida State University
Weight:  186 lbsSchools of Interest:


Player  Summation:
  • Outstanding athlete with five tool potential.
  • Lean athletic frame with room to pack on strength.
  • Starts with hands near head, draws them back in sync with stride.
  • Generates outstanding bat speed.
  • Short path to the ball, keeps bat in the zone.
  • Long one hand finish.
  • All field approach, wears out the gaps.  Power to the pull side, projects to all fields.
  • 6.61 in line sixty speed plays in game on the bases and in the field.
  • Excellent blood lines.

6-11-14 – Kevin Askeland/MaxPreps – Top 10 High School Players To Watch for 2015 Draft – Dazmon Cameron, Eagle's Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, Ga.), OF - Led his team to the state championship game for the second year in a row. Batted .390 with seven doubles and six home runs on the season. http://www.maxpreps.com/news/RE_IkTleBU-vFF_g8YCOQg/top-10-high-school-players-to-watch-for-2015-mlb-draft.htm


7-9-14  -  B/R - 1. Tampa Bay Rays Select Ga. HS OF Dazmon Cameron - Nick Gordon was the son of a former MLB player who captivated scouts with his tools in the 2014 draft. Next year it will be Dazmon Cameron, son of Mike Cameron, who will wear that crown.  The Eagles Landing High School star stands out for his natural all-around ability on the field. He's well-built already at 6'1" and 186 pounds with room to fill out and shows a very nice right-handed swing with more contact ability than his father and similar power. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2085268-mlb-mock-draft-2015-brs-official-early-predictions-for-next-years-top-10/page/2

7-3--14  -   
So. Daz Cameron over 31 G: .436 w/ 12 2B, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 18 SB, 18 BB/5 K, .549 OBP/.753 SLG.

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6-10-14 - Daz Cameron, OF, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Georgia
The son of former MLB outfielder Mike Cameron, Daz is one of the impact bats in the 2015 class.  His tools stand out on the field and are all at least above average.  Entering the summer, he is viewed by many as the top player in the class.  Cameron’s has already been selected to the Under Armour All-America Game.  http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/2014/06/10/2015-players-take-the-stage-high-school-edition/

6-4-14 - Mack - Everybody has been waiting for this kid to come around.

Eagle's Landing (GA) HS OF Daz Cameron is the son of ex-Met Mike Cameron and has the same kind of skills his pop had when he was a prospect... excellent speed, a cannon for an arm, and outstanding instincts. He has explosive hand speed with projectable power

Defensively, he's projected to stick in centerfield. It's very hard right now to find much wrong with his emerging game.





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August 31st 2014 -- Mets 6, Phillies 5

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Sunday afternoon in Queens, Anthony Recker hit a three run homer (5) to snap a 2 all tie, the Mets beat the Phillies 6-5.  Dillon Gee started for the Mets and the Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 4th on a RBI double by Ryan Howard.  The Mets took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th on a RBI double by Matt den Dekker and an RBI single by David Wright. The Phils tied the game at 2 in the 6th when Ryan Howard clubbed a solo homer his 20th on the year. But in the bottom of the 6th Recker connected for the three run blast to give the Mets the lead for good.  The Phils made a game of it with an RBI single by Jimmy Rollins in the 7th and a solo homer by Domonic Brown (8) in the 8th.  Brown went 4 for 4 on the day with the homer.  The Mets took a 6-4 lead in the 8th when Dilson Herrera hit a seeing eye single up the middle with the infield in to score Kirk Nieuwenhuis ( For Herrera, his first ML RBI) Wilmer Flores went 3 for 4 and had a few sparklers in the field for the Mets; Wright added two hits as well. Gee gets the win improving to 6-6 going 6 innings allowing 7 hits 3 runs (all earned) walking 3 and striking out 7. Jeurys Familia gave up the solo dinger to Brown in the 8th. Jenrry Mejia pitched the 9th for this 21st save, but did allow an RBI single to Grady Sizemore to make it a 1 run game.  AJ Burnett takes the loss for the Phils; he falls to 7-15. The Mets take 2 of 3 from the Phillies.  The Mets are 64-73 on the year and 33-35 at home. Next up the Mets start a 6 game road swing.  Labor Day afternoon is the first of 3 in Miami. Zach Wheeler (9-9 3.44) goes for the Mets, Henderson Alvarez (10-6  2.75) goes for the Fish. 
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D-Whit - It Was 45 Years Ago Today...August 31st 1969

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August 31st

Seaver wins 19th; Mets split a pair
New York closes out August with a twinbill at Candlestick against the Giants. In the opener, Tom Seaver picks up win #19 with an 11K, CG shutout, as the Mets win 8-0. Offensively, they made the most of 11 singles and Ron Swoboda’s RBI double against four Giant pitchers. In Atlanta, Chicago won by 4 over the Braves. 

The Mets entered the nightcap with a chance to trim another ½ game off the Cubs NL East lead. San Fran scored a pair in the bottom of the 1st off Jim McAndrew but he silenced the Giant bats after that early outburst. The visiting New Yorkers tied it up in the 7th when Cleon Jones led off with a single was driven home two batters later on Swoboda’s 6th longball of 1969. 

In the 11th Tug McGraw put runners on 1st and 2nd with none out and was relieved by Ron Taylor. After a wild pitch and intentional walk, Taylor unintentionally walked Jim Davenport to force in the winning run. The 3-2 loss dropped the Mets 4.5 back entering September. 

During August the Mets (76-54) picked up two games on division leading Chicago (83-52)-rebounding from a mediocre July with a 21-10 mark on the month. 32 games remained on the 1969 regular season schedule, including four against the Cubs.
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NEW MET - RHP - Mike Gibbons

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New York Mets   

Signed: 
RHP Mike Gibbons (NDFA—Wheaton (Mass.))



Wheaton College rising senior and right-handed pitcher Mike Gibbons (Simsbury, Conn./Avon Old Farms) has signed a free agent contract with the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB) for the 2015 season.
"It's difficult to find the words to match the current emotions that I am feeling from signing with the New York Mets. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and something I have always dreamed about. I am ecstatic to be able to represent Wheaton College and Wheaton's baseball program at the professional level," said Gibbons. "Coach [Eric] Podbelski and coach [Ryan] Parker have helped mold me into becoming the pitcher that I am today, and I am grateful to have played under them for three years at Wheaton. My family has given me the love and support to achieve my goals, and the ability to attend a college with superb academics and athletics."
Last season, Gibbons appeared in 12 games (nine starts) and posted a 4-1 record with a 1.89 earned run average (ERA) alongside 37 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched. Gibbons also held opponents to a .203 batting average and induced an 11.84 groundouts per game ratio. Overall in his Wheaton career, Gibbons compiled a 9-3 record for the Lyons and a 2.63 ERA through 106 innings of work
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Binghamton Mets 2014 Game Notes

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 Binghamton Mets (83-57) vs.
Richmond Flying Squirrels (77-63)
(Double-A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants)

RHP Gabriel Ynoa (3-2, 4.70) vs. LHP Ty Blach (8-8, 3.29)

Sunday, August 31, 2014  Game #141  Road Game #69
The Diamond   Richmond, VA  1:35 PM

LAST GAME: The Binghamton Mets blew their third straight ninth-inning lead and fell to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 7-6, on Saturday night at the Diamond.Randy Fontanez gave up three runs (two earned) without getting an out in the ninth. The B-Mets had taken the lead with five runs in eighth inning. Travis Taijeron went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI. Brian Burgamy and Dustin Lawley each collected two base knocks. T.J. Rivera went 1-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to a season-long 11 games. Hansel Robles struck out three and didn’t allow a run in two innings of relief. Binghamton has lost four straight games.

BINGHAMTON STARTERRHP Gabriel Ynoa makes his 11th start of the season and his first against Richmond.  The righty took the loss in his last outing. He gave up five runs on six hits and struck out seven batters and tossed a complete-game seven innings in game one of a doubleheader against New Britain on Tuesday, August 26. Binghamton lost the game 5-1. Ynoa has had an up-and-down season with the B-Mets. He’s surrendered two runs or less five times and four runs or more on five other occasions. The La Vega, Dominican Republic native was signed as a minor league free agent on November 19, 2009.

RICHMOND STARTER: LHP Ty Blach is on the hill for the 25thtime this season and the third against Binghamton. The southpaw is coming off a loss in his last outing He gave up three runs (two earned) and struck out five in 5.2 innings on Tuesday, August 26 against Altoona. The Flying Squirrels lost the game, 3-2. Blach is 0-1 in his two other appearances against the B-Mets. He’s allowed one run on nine hits and has tallied eight walks in 12 innings this season. The  Denver, Colorado native was taken by San Francisco in the fifth round of the 2012 draft out of Creighton University.

SPEED BUMPS: Binghamton lost their fourth straight game on Saturday and their fifth their last five chances. The B-Mets have had the lead in each of the four losses. That includes blowing three ninth inning advantages. The team has been held to three runs or less three times during the stretch. They lead the league in home runs with 122, but have  hit just one since August 23 (nine games).

SEE YOU WEDNESDAY:  Binghamton’s loss, coupled with a Portland win, on Friday guaranteed the Sea Dogs home-field advantage in the Eastern Division Championship Series. NYSEG Stadium hosts the first two games of the best-of-five starting Wednesday at 6:35 PM. Binghamton is in the postseason for the consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history. The team was swept by Trenton in the Eastern Division Championship Series in 2013.

BULLPEN BLUNDER: The B-Mets bullpen gave up three more runs on Saturday to bring their total to 15 in the last four games (13 innings). The unit’s ERA has risen from 3.63 in 3.80 in that time. They have blown their last three save opportunities.

T.J. ON A TEAR: B-Mets INF T.J. Rivera went 1-for-4 on Saturday to extend his hitting streak to a season-long eleven games. The 25-year-old is hitting .537 (22-for-41). That includes eight multi-hit performances and three games with three base knocks. Rivera leads the team with a .370 average in 52 games this season.

AUGUST LOOK BACK: Binghamton wraps up it’s August schedule on Sunday with a chance to win it’s 19thgame in the month. That would tie for the most wins the team has had in any month this season. The B-Mets also won 19 games in June. Binghamton has not had a losing record in any month this season.
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IT’S A FIREMAN CONVENTION IN THE SHORT SEASON LEAGUES! AND GUPPY UPDATE AS OF 8/27/14! By Tom Brennan

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IT’S A FIREMAN CONVENTION IN THE SHORT SEASON LEAGUES! AND GUPPY UPDATE AS OF 8/27/14!  By Tom Brennan

 

No sooner than it seemed to start, the short seasons are closing out this week.  The Gulf Coast League has no playoffs (how odd) and the Penn and Appalachian League playoffs will include Brooklyn apparently (lead wild card by 2 games through Wednesday) but not likely Kingsport (one game from elimination).

It has been a fascinating endeavor to rank the guppies (top dogs in the making) and I will have my final ratings next week with the regular seasons ending and since I consider the playoffs to count, and those will happen this coming week.

Met fans are already excited about the prospects like Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, Thor, and others who played on the 4 full season teams, but don't stop there - we should be excited about the talent evident on the 3 short season teams.

FIREMEN EVERYWHERE!
 
Each week, besides the general talent rankings, I have focused on an aspect of minor league talent. 

 
 


This week, it will be the elites of the short season relief corps. We have almost as many firemen as the NYC Fire Department!!  Some guys were used as starters and relievers - if they had at least several relief outings, and pitched superbly, they are considered!


Here are my favorite 12 relievers and 5 hybrids (starter/relievers) with details following.  I favor guys with low ERAs and WHIPs and high K rates. It is a tribute to these teams that so many good relievers emerged.  I tried really hard to keep it to 10 – could not do it!  There were even a few guys who relieved well, but just a notch below, who I left off the list.  The relief pitching cadre was simply incredible on these teams in 2014. (STATS THRU WED, 8/27)

 

#
NAME
TEAM
W/L
SV
ERA
GM
INN
K
WHIP
1
Brad Wieck
Bklyn
1-1
0
1.52
15
23.2
36
0.97
2
Kelly Secrest
Bklyn
3-1
0
1.52
19
23.2
29
1.27
3
Shane Bay
Bklyn
0-1
14
1.66
19
21.2
20
1.02
4
Dave Roseboom
Kport
1-0
4
1.59
16
22.2
30
1.15
5
Matt Blackham
Kport
2-0
0
1.42
11
19.0
25
1.00
6
Alex Palsha
GCL/K
0-1
10
1.13
16
16.0
19
1.05
7
Nabil Crismatt
Kport
1-1
2
2.25
19
28.0
33
0.89
8
Jimmy Duff
Kport
3-1
0
2.15
12
29.1
22
0.99
9
Ismael Tijerina
Kport
1-0
6
1.89
16
19.0
15
1.32
10
Josh Prevost
Bklyn
1-2
1
1.83
11
19.2
14
1.17
11
Cameron Griffin
Bkln/G
0-0
0
1.13
13
16.0
15
1.33
12
Mike Hepple
Bklyn
2-0
0
2.01
12
22.1
18
1,43

 

 

 

5 GUYS WHO SPLIT TIME BETWEEN STARTING AND THE PEN WHO DID GREAT!

 

#
NAME
TEAM
W/L
SV
ERA
GM/S
INN
K
WHIP
1
Martirez Arias
Bkln/G
6-0
0
0.69
11/6
52
53
0.96
2
Kevin Canelon
GCL
1-0
1
1.45
12/5
37.1
30
0.72
3
Scarlyn Reyes
Bklyn
2-3
0
2.39
12/7
49.0
47
1.14
4
Persio Reyes
Kport
1-0
1
1.35
7/3
26.2
22
0.90
5
Tyler Badamo
GCL
1-0
0
1.74
10/4
31.0
26
1.00

 

Some snippets on these guys, who compiled hugely impressive #'s:

Brad Wieck is big...6'9" big...and throws hard...95 MPH hard.  You can't teach imposing and 95.  Newsday ran a nice feature on him very recently. In it, they noted that
Wieck, 22, was a 7th rounder who led collegiate ball with 15.3 K/9. Wieck’s teammates have endearingly nicknamed him The Big Donkey. Newsday added that scouts say Wieck hides the ball well in his delivery and has good arm-side run, which causes the fastball to tail away from righthanders, and that his repertoire includes a changeup and a four-seamer, with a sweeping slider as his "go-to" pitch.

Kelly Secrest, a 6’0” 215 lefty hard throwing 10th rounder, has been on the Top 20 list since I first started it several weeks ago. Also had highly impressive relief stats, nearly identical to those of Wieck.

 

Shane Bay - more successful than Jason, and a whole lot cheaper. The 22 year old 6’2”, 225 lefty has been in the system since 2011, but only 51 career innings to date.  Lower minors saves leader with 14.

 

Dave Roseboom – the 6’3” 215 pen pal is not reputed to be a flamethrower, but has had quite a successful first season.  The 17th round, 22 year old lefty has put up terrific #’s this year.

 

Matt Blackham also put up terrific #s as a 29th rounder.  The diminutive 5’11”, 150 righty has simply been impressive in Kingsport.

 

Alex Palsha - like Shane Bay, but further down the food chain in the GCL, the 22 year old, 27th round righty saved...and saved...and saved some more. Ten in all.  Alex got a recent promo to Kingsport.  Nice job.

 

Nabil Crismatt – I was just hoping he’d keep pitching well, so I could add him to the list because…I dig the name.  There, I said it.  He’s just 19, born on Christmas Day 1994!  He has had two years in the DSL, last year was terrific in relief (1.33), and in his last 10 games this year, terrific (0.56, 22 K in 16 inn).  This 6’1”, 200 righty should be really interesting to watch in 2015.

 

Jimmy Duff is another 6’6” guy (what’s in the water?) out of Garden City who is not considered a flamethrower but who nonetheless dominated, with excellent control and a solid sinker. Just 20 – interesting guy to watch going forward.

 

Ismael Tijerina is an infielder (776 at bats, .235) turned pitcher, who turned pitcher this year quite nicely, thank you.  He just turned 25, so time is not on his side, so who knows?  Impressive transition so far.
 

 

Josh Prevost was a 5th round 6-8, 225 lb righthander who has pitched really well, but with a lower K rate than others.  Let’s see what the 22 year old out of Seton Hall does in 2015. 

 

Cameron Griffin is a 6’3” 200 lb righty drafted in the 13th round last year.  Pitched well last year, better this year, so by extrapolation the 23 yr old should be friggin’ dynamite in 2015!

 

Mike Hepple, a 24 year old, 6’6”, 210 righty, in some years could have been Brooklyn's premier reliever.  This year, he had plenty of company, with a great Cyclone relief corps, so he barely edged onto this list.



HYBRIDS: Now for a few words on the hybrids – these are indecisive chaps who simply can’t make up their minds whether they want to start or relieve - so they do both, remarkably well, mind you:

 

Martires Arias, listed at 6’7” but who I read elsewhere is 6’11”, has had a marvelous season (the stats speak for themselves), starting out as a 23 year old in the GCL (which on the surface did not appear to be a promising scenario) but simply pitched the heck out of the ball there and in Brooklyn after his promotion.  It should be truly interesting to see what he does in 2015.

 

Kevin Canelon has simply pitched terrific as a lefty in the GCL.  He is certainly one to watch going forward.

Scarlyn Reyes is one of those guys…out of the Dominican, he joined the DSL last year as a 23 year old!  Where was he before that?? Now 24, the 6’3”, 190 hombre has put together a fine year, and his combined DSL/Bklyn stats for the 2 years are strong: 1.83, nearly a K per inning.  2015 should be a telling season for him.

 

·        Staying in Reyes mode for a moment, Persio Reyes is a 21 year old slender 6’2” 150 righty who has been in the system since 2010, who’s already logged 250 innings in the organization.  Repeated Kingsport this year, with much improved results (ERA from 4.40 to 1.35).  Innings down in 2014, presumably due to an early season injury (his first game was July 21).   But he pitched so well, he forced his way onto the list/

 

Ty Badamo was added to my first list due to his proximity in Suffolk County to where I lived until recently.  But that is good for a week, then performance is needed...and a guy with my favorite initials - TB - acquitted himself admirably.  Badamo brought GREAT ammo to the mound this year!

 

GUPPY TOP 20 UPDATE (the almost final rankings):

Short season elites (called guppies until they move on to the big fish ponds known as full season leagues!)

A RATED
YOUR BASIC UPDATE BLURB (thru 8/27/14)
RHSP Marcos Molina – Bklyn
Last 13.2 innings, 2 hits and 20 Ks.  A Man vs. Boys.
OF Michael Conforto- Bklyn
Up to .338 through Wed 8/27.
RHSP Corey Oswalt - Bklyn
Consistently fine pitching all year long.
RHSP Martirez Arias - Bklyn/Kport
6-0, 0.69 ERA.  SAY WHAT??
3B Jhoan Urena - Bklyn
.292, 23 extra base hits.  I’m not complaining.
CF John Mora - Bklyn/GCL
.319/.406 in 210+ PA, only 30 Ks.  Hit a HR for us!!
RF Wuilmer Becerra - Kingsport
.301/.352/.471.  How does one spell “SWEET”?
LHRP Brad Wieck – Bklyn
1.56, 36 Ks in 23.2 innings.  The whiff of success.
SS Amed Rosario – Bklyn
.282/.331/.367 in Brooklyn at 18.  Lots of potential.
3B Jean Rodriguez – Kingsport
.321/.384/.424.  Again, how do you spell “SWEET”?
B RATED
 
LHRP Kelly Secrest – Bklyn
Very similar #’s to Brad Wieck.  Which is super.
SS Luis Guillorme – Kingsport
.279/.336, fine glove. Only 28 K’s in over 250 PA.
RHSP Casey Meisner – Bklyn
 
Casey had 11 Ks in 6 innings in his last outing, now has 64Ks in 57 innings.  Stengel approves even more.
LHRP Shane Bay – Bklyn
1.66, 14 SVs in Brooklyn. Rolaids, thy name is Bay.
LHRP Dave Roseboom – K'port
15 gms, 1.74, 1.26, 21 Ks in last 12 innings.
LHP Kevin Canelon – GCL
1.45, 0.72 WHIP – superb.
RHRP Alex Palsha GCL
0.69, 19 Ks in 16 inn. 10 SVs. Speaks for itself.
RHP Tyler Badamo – GCL
Great as a starter and reliever in GCL.
RHRP Nabil Crismatt – Bklyn
0.56 ERA and lots of Ks in last 10 games!  Just 19.
OF Vicente Lupo – Kingsport
Terrific August pushes him onto the list.  7 HR.

 

Honorable Mentions (close but no cigar):

                                                              

HITTERS:
BLURBS CONTINUED
OF Enmanuel Zabala – GCL
Hanging above .300 at .301, low Ks, just .367 slug.
3B Eudor Garcia – Kingsport
Strong week gets him to .269/.335/.355.  Reputed rake.
1B Dash Winningham – GCL
Solid first season with some pop at the age of 18.
LF Oswald Caraballo – GCL
.290/.316/.415, with 35 RBI in 60 games.
SS Milton Ramos – GCL
Down at .236, but 29 RBI in 50 games.
PITCHERS:
 
RHRP Josh Prevost – Bklyn
Close to Weick & Secrest in performance so far.
RHRP Jimmy Duff – Kingsport
6’6, 200 lb 20th Rd pick. Excellent all year.
Matt Blackham – Kingsport
Fine pitching in Kingsport.
LHP Adrian Almeida – GCL
Very solid pitching, but high BB. Young lad!
RHSP Scarlyn Reyes – Bklyn
Strong in starts and relief this year with the Cyclones.

 

Holy smokes – thought I’d never finish! 

Have a great day. 

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