Who's Hot, Who's Not – Minors Mid-July Edition - Tom Brennan
Michael Fulmer - sizzling hot in AA, the hard throwing 22 year old 2011 supplemental first rounder is pitching like a high pick should. Last 6 starts, 2 earned runs in 36 IP. To me, sounds like another pitching stud coming off the Mets super arms factory conveyor belt and moving to the pacKing dept. for a shipment to Queens.
Gabe Ynoa - as Stephen Guilbert, fellow Mack's Mets writer supreme, detailed recently, Ynoa is really getting it done. 8 earned runs and a mere 2 walks in his last 6 starts. I am guessing that where he grew up, his bedroom window faced a flashing DON'T WALK sign and he took it seriously. Early season struggles behind him, and his ERA below 4.00. The 21 year old is 44-22 lifetime.
Gavin Cecchini - our error-prone-in-2015 shortstop has an on base % just under .500 in 13 July games. Qualifies as FUEGO. The B Met's lead off hitter moonlights too, setting tables at a local Applebees to improve on his table setting abilities at the top of the B Mets order...now that's dedication. The tips are good, too.
John Gant is having an excellent season and is 4-1 with 62 Ks in the same number of innings in his last 10 outings.
Casey Meisner - astounding year for the very tall, recently turned 20 year old ace. He is 10-2, 2.14 this year.
But I woke up Thursday and saw one more guy who deserved it:
Dash Winningham went 3-4 with a walk and his 5th homer Wednesday. The 19 year old 1B Kingsport slugger climbed to .297 and 17 RBIs in just 20 games. On the list, very well deserved.
I repeat, as I close, that other guys are having wonderful seasons, but these are the FUEGO BOYS of recent weeks.
SS/3B Phil Evans went from not hot to almost making the Hot List this week, with 10 recent hits (2 each in his past 5 games) to jump from .186 to.228. Keep that up, Phil, and you'll be batting clean up in Queens by month end.