Nice day in the minors yesterday.  

And a Reese Kaplan on-site report on the Saturday night Las Vegas game at 1:00 today ...who the heck could ask for anything more??

How about a few words on a name not too many are familiar with yet - Edgardo Fermin.

The 19 year old infielder (SS, 2B) for Columbia is trying to show Andres Gimenez that he is this year's young Gimenez in South Atlantic League baseball for the Columbia fireflies.

Here's an excerpt from MILB's recap of yesterday's win:

Edgardo Fermin stepped to the plate, just two days removed from his 10th-inning heroics on Thursday night. The shortstop smoked his league-best fourth triple into left-center, scoring Rizzie in the process. Fermin would tag and score moments later on Terrazas' sacrifice fly. 

So far, Fermin is doing really well with the Flies, as his .297/.316/.568 over 8 games signifies.  We can always use more shortstops, right?

Anthony Kay allowed just one run through the first 6 innings, before 2 more runs were charged to him in the 7th.  Over 6 effective innings in just his 2nd pro start?  Nice.

Blake Tiberi is still hitting .400 on the young season, too.  And Quinn Brodey has heated up lately, with last year's 2nd rounder compiling 7 hits in his last 4 contests.   The Flies as a team are hitting .284 so far.  So something is going right.

St Lucie pulled off a come-from-behing win with a 6 run inning, winning 7-3.  Michael Paez blasted 2 homers, knocked in 4.  SS Luis Carpio has 6 hits in his last 3 games, and after a cold start, has vaulted up to .241.

Binghamton got shut out on 3 hits, but Tim Tebow (.200) now has a 3 game hit streak, all that anyone could ever hope for.  Well, not really, we need more hitting from the Binghamton squad, which is hitting just .174 despite Pete Alonso's .370.

That's it, folks.


Mack Ade said...

Good quick recap of minor highlights.

I am VERY happy of the progress of Dunn

Thomas Brennan said...

Dunn sure has put 2017 far in his rearview mirror

Hobie said...

I've liked Paez for while. Saw him in Brooklyn & Columbia where he relly hustles offensively & defensively. Suprising pop for his size. Struggled after promotion but maybe he's figured out A+ now.

Think intensity of W.Backman without the fruit loops persona.

Thomas Brennan said...

I'd take a normal Wally Backman II from Michael Paez - with more power of course, which Paez clearly has over Wally World.

Anonymous said...


Are you at all worried yet with our current bullpen?

I am, sort of. I realize that it's still way too early to formulate concrete opinions, but both Ramos and Robles I still am not totally sold on. Why? Inconsistency.

I have heard others here express somewhat similar opinions with especially Robles. So maybe I am not the only one wondering here.

I'd love to see Drew Smith get up here someday maybe soon, when ready. And maybe Jamie Callahan or Drew Gagnon too. Just so we can take a three game look at them.

Anonymous said...

On last nights loss...

Tough game for deGrom not to win. Bullpen letdown. Jacob pitched really well and had mega strikeouts. Was smooth.

One thing that I noticed was that Hellickson's best pitch was his first one to each batter, but the Mets (overall as a team)did not take full advantage of this. Some Met batters on their third at bat against Hellickson still let the first best pitch be called a strike. 80% of Hellickson's first pitches were right down the middle and the best pitch offering the Mets would see all night.

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