7/30/18

From The Desk...

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Good morning.


Yesterday’s results 18/year old 11th round pick, Franklin Parra of Copiague, NY, threw his first professional inning (GCL-Mets). It was scoreless… St. Lucie starter, Anthony Kay, did not fair well: 3.1-IP, 6-ER, 6-BB, ERA down to 3.14… SS Andres Gimenez’s AA batting average continues to rise: 2-4, .296… Recent acquisition, SP Franklyn Kilome, didn’t fair as well 7-IP, 3-ER, Loss, 4.21… Vegas starter, Nabil Crismatt, continues his AAA implosion. Stat line: 4.1-IP, 12-H, 8-ER, 9.41. I have no choice but to remove him from my prospect list… SP Chris Viall’s start in Columbia was suspended after pitching four innings. Sad part is he will never get credit for this game after throwing four scoreless innings… we can’t throw many more superlatives on Brooklyn starter, Jaison Vilera’s game. Once again, a beauty: 7-IP, 2-H, 0-R, 8-K, WIN, (5-1), 0.78. RP Ryley Gilliam backed him up with another scoreless inning (0.00)… come on Mets, get these guys on a plane to South Carolina.


New York Mets prospect, 3B Mark Vientos, seems to be getting his game on track. The 18-year old hit a batting average low of .226 on July 21st, but he has bounced back, finishing Saturday with a .256 average, that included a Friday two home run, seven runs batted in performance. My guess is Vientos will be fast tracked next season, like some of the other young prospects (Gimenez, Kelenic) and will open next year in full season Columbia.


Quick guess. Who has the top batting average in Binghamton? It’s no longer Jeff McNeil (.327) who has moved on to the Mets. It also is no longer Peter Alonso (.314) who was bumped to Las Vegas. That leaves SS Levi Michael at .308… no… wait… he’s gone to Vegas to. Who’s next? Well, it’s our old friend, catcher Tomas Nido (.293), who we left for dead a couple of months ago. Nido is hitting .400 in his last 10 games and, considering the lack of star talent at this position in Nevada (Colton Plaia, Jeff Glenn), the Mets might wat to consider having Tomas join Peter and Levi in the dry heat.


I have to tell you that I thought the trade of SP prospect Caleb Frare by the Yankees to The Chicago White Sox for $1.5mil worth of International money was excellent. Frare really stood no chance of moving past all the great Yankees prospect starters in the system. Hell, John Sickles didn’t even rank him in his top 20 prospects. Per Jesse Sanchez/MLB, the Yanks intend to use this money to sign both RHP Osiel Rodriguez (#9 Intl. prospect) for $600K and SS Carlos Verdecia for $325K. The beauty of this deal is the fact that the Yankees get more international money than the Mets got in the Jeurys Familia deal. Typical Ricco.


15 comments:

Bob Gregory said...

Absolute agreement with
your point comparing the amount of international bonus money received by Cashman vs Ricco.

I am sure there are minor league players in the Met organization that are not indespensible to the Mets that they could leverage for additional international bonus money this year and in the past.

More evidence that the Mets front office is just way out of its depth in building a successful organization.

Mack Ade said...

Well, here's the deal...

First, you have to have an international star that wants to sign with your team

Then, you have to do what it takes to gather up the money needed to sign them

Hobie said...

I thought it was a pretty good deal for the ChiSox.

Anthony Carnacchio said...

Why was start by kilome not good?

Mack Ade said...

It was ok

I was hoping for a better stat line

Rds 900. said...

Really,7 innings 3 runs and 1 walk did not meet your expectations? Wow, you are a tough grader.

That Adam Smith said...

I find Levi Michael a little bit intriguing. Former top draft pick, took some time to develop, but he definitely earned the graduation to AAA.

Nido, to me is still a serious prospect. Wasn’t ready to be thrown to the wolves this year, but plus defensive catchers who have shown any offensive promise at all get all the time they need to develop.

Mack Ade said...

Well... It was actually 4 runs but only three were earned.

I have been a little harsh here.

Tom Brennan said...

We need Nido.

Tom Brennan said...

And Yanks front office folks are major league caliber, our guys are rookie ballers

Tom Brennan said...

Crismatt swooned around this time last year too

Robb said...

I dont think any prospects are going to skip Brooklyn. In fact I dont think they should. A lot fo these kids have never seen anything like nyc, let alone spent more then a weekend there. Its probably good for long term development if they are going to become Mets. Also the Wilpons own the team and need prospects that draw patrons when they can.

Tom Brennan said...

Robb, good points

Rds 900. said...

Understated, as always.

Anonymous said...

Now put last night behind you and get on with the business of watching these NY Mets build something here that we can all be proud of. We need positives. Search.

Vegas won 10-8 over Memphis.

All Star 1B Peter Alonso had 3 for 5 at the plate with a double. CF Kevin Kaczmarski went 2 for 5, now gas a .357 BA and an impressive .421 OBP. He is a singles type hitter, but can get on base at a nice clip.

The other guy I like at Vegas is Patrick Kivlehan. He is hitting .292 BA currently and has played some third and first base. Could be a pretty solid utility man in the making.

At Binghamton, 3B Will Toffey has a .300 BA in 30 AB, a .432 OBP. Catcher Tomas Nido is batting .290 BA at current. Lefty reliever Dan Zamora is 1-1, 3.72 ERA, 1.09 WHIP. And reliever Josh Torres is 8-0, has a 1,26 ERA, 45 K's in just 35 innings, and a 1.21 WHIP.

The Mets need hitters.

Maybe Alonso, Kaczmarski, Borenstein (we could use more power hitting infused here) and catcher Nido deserve a call up when Mets management feels for certain that they are ready to come up? And Bobby Wahl is looking like the next big reliever presently too. This is why I didn't want a last second NY Yankees trade for one of their relievers. The Mets have Wahl, Zamora, Torres, G. Bautista, Drew Smith (who overall I felt looked pretty good last night), Bashlor (he just needs a dominant second out pitch developed now), Roseboom, Balckman...as relievers getting primal for here.

These are the "Dark Ages" for this team. But it is always the darkest before the Light. Hang tough.

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