Minor League Recap - 4-28-15


A great night in the high minors, but A ball squads got F grades on Tuesday night.

Minor League Player of The Night -  Jack Leathersich, for NOT pitching and getting called.up to the land of the big boys. But the actual player of the night is Wilfredo Tovar, whose 2 run, walk off double erased a 5-4 deficit. Sweet.

Honorable Mention - Dustin Lawley has 2 productive game with the stick. Let's include his AAA power clone Travis Taijeron, whose 3 for 4 nite boosted him to .350.

AAA - Las Vegas (12-8) 6  - Albuquerque (9-11) 5

    RHSP Tyler Pill - 6.0-IP, 7-H, 5-R, 5-K 2-BB, 9.00

    1B Brooks Conrad - 2-5, 1-RBI, .231

        Mack - the 51's slipped this one past me... they signed the 35-year old to spell Brandon Allen at first base or when Allen plays in the outfield. Conrad is aprofessional slugging AAAA player. 186 home runs in 12 minor league seasons.

    3B Alex Castellanos -   1-41-R, 1-HR (7), 2-RBI, .362

    Mack - after the Mets game , SP Rafael Montero was optioned back to Las Vegas and LHRP Jack Leathersich had his minor league contract bought out by the Mets.

AA - Binghamton - (11-8) swept Portland (6-12), 11-7 and 7-1

    Game 1 - Seth Lugo -  1.1-IP, 3-H, 0-ER, 0-K, 1-BB, 1.38

                    RP Paul Sewald -  3.0-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 3-K, 1-BB, 0.00    

                    SS Gavin Cecchini - 1-4, 2-R, 3-RBI, .324

Sewald continues to do nothing but pitch brilliantly in his career as a reliever.  101 career games, 1.71 ERA, 0.99 WHIP. 
    Game 2 - RHSP Jake Kuebler - 1 H, 4 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

                    3B Dustin Lawley  -  HR (3), 2-3, 3 RBI. Super twin bill, 3-5, 2 BB

                   SS Gavin Cecchini - 2 for 4, .342. Missed some games with groin, but .342 in AA is nothing to sneeze at.

18 runs and 21 hits in the twin bill show that this is a potent hit squad.

A+ - Jupiter (8-12) 4  -  St. Lucie (10-10) 1

    RHSP Miller Diaz - 4.0-IP, 5-H, 3-R, 3-K, 2-BB, 1.80

    OF Michael Conforto - 0-4, .30811

        Mack - Newsday reports that the Mets are considering promoting Conforto to Binghamton in the next 10 days so he can get more pitchers thrown to him.

Four hits AND 4 errors for the Lucies.  May they learn the errors of their ways. Jeff McNeil continues to stroke, 2 more hits vaulting him to a team-leading .329.a

A - Delmarva (11-7)  12  -  Savannah (6-12) 0

    RHSP Scarlyn Reyes -  1.2-IP, 4-H, 7-R (1-ER), 1-K, 3-BB, 

"Lordy, let's pray for rain, boys."  And mercy, the rains came, ending this dreadful 5 inning debacle.  But a loss is a loss, and go get 'em tonight. The Gnats are in struggle mode, with only one hit and FIVE errors.

TONITE'S GOATS: Virtually the entire St Lucie and Savannah squads.  Take yer pick.3


Anonymous said...

Is it fair to look at the Mets minor league teams as completely Sandy Alderson's?

Now that the "barren" farm system that he inherited -- including guys like Duda, Murphy, Flores, Familia, Mejia, Harvey, deGrom, Lagares, Robles, Matz, Montero -- has almost entirely aged out, are we now almost at a point of being able to accurately evaluate Sandy's guys?

When I see those lower levels struggle, I wonder how we can blame Omar for this.

James Preller

Thomas Brennan said...

I think it is premature to judge the lower minors. I see guys pushed right past Savannah to St Lucie. A little rushed at both levels. A big problem for the Gnats so far is unearned runs - 21 in 18 games. Between that and a league-worst ERA, not surprising that Gnats are sucking wind so far.

St Lucie is 4th in runs scored and 4th in ERA out of 12 teams, so their record is worse than their abilities so far.

But you raise a good question as to the success of Sandy's draftees.

Mack Ade said...

Tom -

The current Savannah team is simply a bad one.

There may be a few exceptions, but most of these players show very little potential to reach the majors someday.

Mack's Mets © 2012