Mack’s Apples – Tony Dibrell, Luke Reynolds, Peter Alonso, Gavin Cecchini, Danny Farquhar


Fangraphs   Top 18 Mets Prospects -

         13. Tony Dibrell, RHP
         Drafted: 4th Round, 2017 from Kennesaw State
         Age   21       Height           6’3      Weight          190     Bat/Throw   R/R

         Tool Grades (Present/Future)

              Fastball       Slider    Curveball     Changeup    Command
                 50/55           45/50    45/50             50/60         40/50

Dibrell’s stuff was very inconsistent during his junior year at Kennesaw State and, unfortunately for him, it was down during a game attended by a number of executives who were in the area for a higher-profile game later in the day. At times, he was up to 96 with a plus changeup; at others, he was 88-92 and struggled to throw strikes. The best version of Dibrell looks like a potential No. 4/5 starter.

College player stock trending up -

   Luke Reynolds (Southern Miss) - This is an interesting case and can show how cut throat college baseball can be. After his J1 community college season he transferred to Mississippi State, but didn’t start like he had hoped. Wanting a starting role, he transferred to Southern Miss, but per NCAA rules he would need to sit out 2017. While Reynolds is technically only a Junior, he’s 23 years old. He is starting at third base and making the most of it hitting .364 to go along with 24 extra base hits. Because he’s older, I’d imagine that will hurt his stock, but he’s always hit when he’s played, so might be worth a gamble in the later rounds.

Ben Badler on Peter Alonso

   Alonso’s plus raw power has long been his carrying tool. He hit well last year in the high Class A Florida State League, but he’s showing signs of becoming an even more complete hitter in 2018. He’s off to a scorching .403/.500/.778 start with seven home runs in 88 plate appearances. He doesn’t strike out excessively and he’s displaying more plate patience than he did a year ago, with 14 walks in 20 games this year compared to 27 in 90 games last year.

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week -

Photo by Reese Kaplan
2B: Gavin Cecchini, Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A) (Mets' No. 18 prospect)
5 G, .478/.500/.826, 5 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K

Cecchini, 24, hit safely in all five games last week and had four multihit performances, including a season-high four hits and his first 2018 home run on Friday. He led all qualified second basemen with 11 hits as he improved his overall slash line to .347/.402/.547 through 21 games in the Pacific Coast League.

White Sox Pitcher Improving After Brain Hemorrhage -

    White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is showing some signs of improvement after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

The team’s manager says Farquhar has taken a few short walks with his wife at the Rush Hospital intensive care unit.


Thomas Brennan said...

Tony Dibrell has been showing real signs of improvement. 65 Ks in 45 career innings. Could be a goodie. Needs work on control.

Thomas Brennan said...

Let's hope for a quick recovery for Farquhar. My older brother died of the same thing 5 years ago.

Met Monkey said...

Cecchini, alonso, oswalt, there are moves to be made, not moves to be not made with our given resources. Get a prehensile grip, sandy. Harvey was a start.

Thomas Brennan said...

Sandy got ripped today on WFAN as being ineffective in his tenure.

Met Monkey said...

He should. The metaphor of baseball being a marathon must become extinct. Baseball is not a slow, undifferentiated progress to a fixed endpoint. It is a sail boat race or great chess match, requiring meticulous and instant adaptive radiations to environment and need. Sandy is slow turtle soup, more or less.

Mike Freire said...

You are the results of your actions or inactions, IMO.

Sandy's overall results are mixed when you factor in trades, free agency, international free agency and the draft.

I look at teams like the Braves and Yankees who endured a short "down period" but are back with a vengeance. What led to the rise in power? Smart decisions, to include DRAFTING WELL, which is my biggest gripe with the current regime.

Met Monkey said...

May the Minaya-Man help him.

Thomas Brennan said...

Mike, brilliant Yanks moves also included signing Chapman and Andrew Miller, getting great production out of both, getting Great Prospects for both, then signing Chapman back. Brilliant.

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