There are no left handed batters on this team that play on a regular basis.
When the roster was released in mid June, I noted how the team had no lefties and 2 switch hitters, Branden Kaupe and Jose Garcia. At the time, I figured that the Mets would assign lefties eventually, either once they signed or they were ready.
In the time since, Kaupe became a RH batter and Jose Garcia became a full LH batter. However, with the addition of Brandon Brosher to the Cyclones, Garcia has seen a drop in playing time and is nursing an injury
So, the Mets have managed to build a minor league team without a LH batter in the everyday lineup.
It is not like the Mets have a deficiency in LHBs throughout the organization. There are 15 LHBs assigned to the GCL Mets, the Kingsport Mets & the Savannah Sand Gnats.
In my opinion, the best way to fix this issue to is to bring in an OF who is also LH, as the Cyclones also have a deficiency in LF.
The GCL Mets have an OF named Ricardo Cespedes who hits left handed. However, he is 17 years old. I would leave him be.
In Kingsport, they have lefties.
They have a 19 year old 1B named Dash Winningham. He is hitting .295 and has 5 HRs. He isn't a bad option, as the Cyclones could move Jeff Diehl to LF and platoon Winningham at 1B with Zach Mathieu.
Kevin Kaczmarski is a LF who is currently hitting .304 with the KMets. He is 23 and in his 1st year with the Mets, so he is capable of playing SSA Ball. I think the Mets should move him up.
Raphael Ramirez is a CF who bats LH. However, he is 19 and he isn't hitting as well as Winningham or Kaczmarski.
Taking a a guy from the Savannah Sand Gnats is usually not the best option in my opinion, as it is not good for their development.
However, I think assigning Joe Tuschak from Savannah to Brooklyn would be a useful move, once he gets off the 7-day DL. It would give Brooklyn a LF and a LHB. Tuschak isn't an everyday player and is also not cutting it in the SAL, as he is hitting .179.
THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS; WHAT DO YOU THINK?