We just lost 4 top prospect pitchers in
trades - surely no one left is hot...WRONG! LOT OF GUYS ARE HOT!
Who's Hot, Who's Not – Minors: August 6 Edition - Tom Brennan
Here's my list of 35 guys (yes, 35) who have been scorchers, with data shown through Tuesday.
Dilson Herrera: .395, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs in 10 days. .343 overall.
Darrell Ceciliani: .348/.387/.563 in 50 games. I’m impressed.
Dario Alvarez: 18.2 IP since June 1, 0 runs, 5 hits, 29 Ks. Unconscious.
Gavin Cecchini - .315/.372/.447 for 2015. Hit almost .400 in July.
Paul Sewald - this stellar reliever is brilliant, with 17 saves, 1.47 and 0.79 WHIP (yawn, this is so easy).
Akeel Morris - back in tune...one run in his last 10 outings.
Josh Smoker - 1.64 ERA and 15 Ks in his first 11 IP and 10 games in AA. In St Lucie, 1.69 in 14 outings, 26 Ks in 21 IP. (If he succeeds, I’m going to Smoker Night at Citi.)
Jon Velasquez - 1.78 ERA and 15 of 16 saves. Currently hot!
Rob Gsellman - 11-5 on the year. 2.30 ERA over his last 10 starts. Two earned runs in his last 5 starts. IMPRESSIVE.
Jeff Walters doing fine on the comeback trail. In his 11.2 innings of High A and AA ball, 13 K's and just 2 runs.
Dominic Smith - back up to .306. Just a few points from Jeff McNeil.
Matt Oberste - hot of late - up to .286, 47 RBIs in 81 games.
Kelly Secrest is 6-2, 2,53, in 30 appearances.
Jeff McNeil in or near the FSL hitting lead all year. Currently hitting around .315.
Kyle Regnault is 3-2. 1.70 in 28 relief outings. 1.09 WHIP.
Yeixon Ruiz had lousy #s when Amed Rosario got hurt. Hot as a pistol since (.416 last 10), and up to .258.
John Mora has scorched of late. Last 30 days, hitting .323, 12 triples this year.
Luis Guillorme is back up over .300 with 7 hits in his last 2 games. Mr. Slick, also Mr. Consistent, has been a real stabilizer for the Gnat offense all year.
Wuilmer Becerra has steadily ascended this year, and jumped to .300. Hitting .352 over his last 30 days.
Ricky Knapp sits at 5-2, 2.83 for Savannah and is their best pitcher, other than...
Martirez Arias who is 5-5, 2.72 in 17 Gnats starts and clearly should have a better record. 94 Ks in 96 IP in Savannah. He also tossed 7 scoreless in a fill in start for St Lucie recently.
Luis Mateo is on a successful comeback mission right now and has been great over roughly 14 innings. August will tell us if he is ready to take a run at top remaining Mets pitching prospect or not.
Jeff Diehl: in 26 games, .277/.415/. 511. For Brooklyn, that's hot.
Alex Palsha: the main man out of the Cyclones pen - 14 games with a 0.00 ERA, 20 K, and 0.66 WHIP. He needs to be promoted soon to see how he fares.
P. J. Conlon: 13th Rounder, 9 relief outings, 0.00 ERA, 0.44 WHIP
Dash Winningham - Dash is crushing it. 11 doubles, 8 homers, 31 RBIs .290 in 39 games from a 19 year old? Sweet.
Luis Carpio - 18 years old SS, .300/.398/.363. Can’t complain.
Ivan Wilson .323 over last 10, with dip in K rate. Keep it up!
Pat Mazelka - lefty hitting catcher is killing it at .331/.436/.547.
Thomas Mcilraith - 3-0, 1.82 in 24.2 IP, but 15 walks.
Nabil Crismatt - 2-1, 2.67, 36 Ks in 30 IP.
Ali Sanchez - the 18 year old catcher has cooled a bit to .314.
Desmond Lindsay, the Mets' top draft pick, is 7-18, 5 BB. NICE!
Max Wotell has K'd 10 in 5.2 IP. Exciting debut for 18 yr old 3rd rounder. GO, MAX, GO!
Merandy Gonzalez – he has has thrown a 7 inning no hitter and another 5 inning outing with zero hits and 7 Ks. Intriguing.
Lots of fine performances on these teams, folks.
So do not weep over pitchers gone, though Fulmer, Whelan and Gant have all started their non-Mets careers well (Cessa did not) We still have pitching prospects, and Marcos Molina was sharp in a 3 inning return to the mound yesterday after a long hiatus.
We just lost 4 top prospect pitchers in trades - surely no one left is hot...WRONG! LOT OF GUYS ARE HOT!