Mack - Some 'Minor' Observations - The Starters

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Good morning.

Las Vegas –

Corey Oswalt -   
           Saturday:                 3.2-IP, 6-H, 3-ER, 4-K, 1-BB, 6.32

An almost good outing for a pitcher that probably wished he would wake up and start this season over again. Like Conlon, one has to wonder of guys that only throw fastballs in the 80s can make it in this game anymore.
P.J. Conlon   –                    A pitcher couldn’t have had a worse season than P.J. has had… the high of pitching for the parent club… the low of being designated. Conlon currently is sitting in limbo land, waiting to see if another team claims him. My guess is they won’t and he could be resigned by the Mets, but he is no longer a prospect pitcher in my book.

                                               (Conlon was DFA’d by the Mets and picked up by the Dodgers)

Chris Flexen -                     I decided to drop Chris from the current prospect list. Things are just not working out him right now.

Binghamton -       
            Nabil Crismatt

                        Tuesday:                   7.1-IP, 3-H, 0-ER, 5-K, 3-BB, Win (6-2), 2.67

An outstanding outing who needed to bounce back from his 5-R, 3-ER five inning outing on 5-23. He did give up one unearned run, but who’s counting?

Sunday:                   7-IP, CG, 4-H, 2-ER, 4-K, 3-BB, Win (7-2), 2.66

                                   Nabil threw one bad pitch which resulted in a two run home run, Other than that, this was another stellar outing for a pitcher that is starting a lot of Mets suits to re-project the future of their starting rotations.

                                   I really hope they don’t screw this up and send him to Vegas.
St. Lucie:

            Justin Dunn –    
                        Tuesday:                   5-IP, 4-H, 0-ER, 6-K, 2-BB, 91-P, 2.79

Dunn once again skated on thin ice. He did give up two runs, but both were unearned. You know me… I still place a lion share of unearned runs on the pitcher that produces the next hit that drives in the runs. He also ran out of pitches after five innings. Can’t do that. He needs to bear down and produce better ‘positive’ outings.
Harol Gonzalez

            Sunday:                    7-IP, 4-H, 1-ER, 6-K, 2-BB, 2.83

Like Jake deGrom, Gonzalez is one of those Mets starters that just can’t seem to get his team to hit for him. That’s okay though. Everyone is recognizing that he is beginning to show the signs of becoming a ‘red’ prospect soon.


Anthony Kay

            Friday:                      4.1-IP, 6-H, 6-ER, 6-K, 4-BB, 4.44

This was Kay’s fifth terrible outing so far this season out of nine… not something an ace is supposed to do. 2017 is quickly becoming the Jack of Clubs here rather than the Ace of Spades.

            David Peterson –          
                        Saturday:                 7-IP, 6-H, 2-ER, 8-K, 0-BB, LOSS (1-4), 2.10

How do you have a 2.10 ERA and a 1-4 record at the same time? Simple. Start for the Mets.

Peterson is quickly proving he was worthy of the teams top draft pick last year. His control has been amazing… he has not allowed a free pass over his last 23.2 IP (which stretches five starts).

Can’t wait to see him promoted to Upstate New York.

Current rankings…

            Outstanding outings…     Dunn, Crismatt, Peterson

            Work Needed…                  Oswalt


Thomas Brennan said...

I would think long and hard about jumping David Peterson to AA after the All Star game. He seems very solid.

Crismatt is the latest hope - can he sustain it as he goes higher? I think he will - I like his K rate.

Anthony Kay - considering he missed so much time and started out straight in Columbia, I am hopeful he will quickly show improvement.

Blake Taylor may have to be added to your list - at long last, he seems suddenly to be improving.

Corey has been gory this year. No confusing him with Roy Oswalt.

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