- Like last year, the 2014 3rd rounder (now having jumped to full season ball in Columbia) started slow in April 2016, but has ramped it up in May. Now hitting .236. Low power. Eight errors in 40 games at SS this year, but he is just 20, and usually guys improve as they get older. Seems like a possible future utility player at this point.
- - A lot of Ks in 20 innings in Vegas, but a 1.73 WHIP. Time will tell if he can dramatically improve in that respect. A fireball ability will only get you so far.
- Doing well in 2016. Just 23, but in his 7th season in the minors, so he will be a free agent at year end. So they may really push him to see what they have. This year in A and AA, 23 IP, 1.96, 26 K – lefties who can pitch are worth keeping if possible – let’s see if he can pitch. I have seen where he gets up to 94 MPH, and effective against lefty and righty hitters.
- My early season optimism has faded, as he has dipped to .205 and the K rate is better but still very high. A VERY LONG SHOT.
- Another bad season’s start in 2016 for Pill in 2016, but a 3.33 ERA in his last 8 games. One of the best hitters on the B Mets squad, the just-turned-26 year old may want to think about becoming a position player, as it seems he may just not be good enough to be a major league pitcher. I’d love to see him try it. His career ERA in nearly 90 innings in Vegas is 7.50. I am curious how he’d do as a reliever.
I've decided to go the way of Mack & call it a Macks Mets "career".
My two years here have been great, and I wish everyone all the best. Mack, Reese, Ernest, and all the other writers, and great and knowledgeable commenters like James Preller, Brian Joura, Stubby, Bob Sugar, and Lou, I wish you all the best in your endeavors. Be well and blessed in all you do.