Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
Back from Florida a little late. Tomorrow’s report will be longer.
Did we really become a first place team while I was away?
Should I go away more often?
- OF Kevin Kaczmarski transferred from Columbia’s Disabled List to Columbia’s active roster.
- OF Enmanuel Zabala transferred from Columbia Fireflies to Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones.
I really do need to take a few minutes and bring up OF Wuilmer Becerra again. This guy is getting pretty awesome this season. He’s now leading, (as of Sunday night), the Florida State League with a .415 batting average.
The craziness is his splits… he bats from the right side and does fairly well against lefties (.364) but it’s the .423 vs, righties that has me realizing this kid just might have what it takes to be a star in this game.
He’s 21-years old and doesn’t have a single home so far this season for St. Lucie; however, the season is young and he did have seven for Kingsport in 2014 and nine for Savannah last year.
He’s third in the league in OPS, sixth in slugging percentage, and first in on base percentage. He also has only struck out 13 times in 82-Abs.
ETA: 2016 – will end season in Binghamton
2017 – Binghamton/Las Vegas
2018 – Queens RF
Speaking of possible all-stars that have snuck into our system, let me introduce to you someone Thomas Brennan has been touting over the past two years… the Irish born 13th round pick in the 2015 draft out of the University of San Diego, P.J. Conlon.
The Mets assigned the 6-0 lefty Conlon to Brooklyn last season and all he did was not give up an earned run in 17 appearances. Yeah, that’s right… an 0.00-ERA with a 0.59-WHIP to boot.
This season, Columbia has turned him into a starter and just about the same kind of success: 5-starts, 4-0, 1.50, 1.13. He also has 48 strikeouts in the collective 47 innings he has pitched as a pro.
ETA: He’s 22… needs to get moving. I expect him to finish the season in St. Lucie and start 2017 for Binghamton. Past that, it’s too early to project him. Could be some find.