Last week, I highlighted Brooklyn Cyclone's team stats, which were pretty darned solid, I have to say, so solid, so solid.
Today, Kingsport's Mets, one of ten teams in the Appalachian League, get their periodic check up. 
The results are in (stats through Monday), and the doc likes most of what he sees:
31 games in, Kingsport is only 16-15, but sports a +44 run differential, so the record is clearly a bit deceiving.
Kingsport leads the Appalachian League with a whopping 216 runs, or 7 runs per game!
The team is 2nd in hitting at .281 (Elizabethton's Twins are killing at .308).  K'port's .375 OBP is also 2nd to Elizabethton's .389.   Seven current or already-promoted K Mets have hit .315 for Kingsport.
Kingsport had led earlier in the season, but scorching Anthony Dirocie was promoted to Brooklyn 11 games back, making the Mets' squad's hitting a tad less ferocious.
Slugging %? 3rd at .427 (guess which team is first at .458?  Starts with an "E".)
HRS?  31 in 31 games puts them 2nd (Johnson City has 40).
Steals? 31 of 44, a 4th place slot (Bluefield has 43).
Kingsport's 4.58 is 4th best out of 10 teams - sounds a little like the PCL, don't it?
Its high 1.53 WHIP is, you guessed it, 4th best.
It sits at 7th in Ks at 263, which is still 8.6 Ks per contest (contrast with leader Pulaski's 10 Ks per 9 innings).
Walks?  3rd worst at 152, which comes out to 4.93 walks per 9 innings.
I'll save the rookie league individual standouts' update for later this week, but my GCL team stats update is coming tomorrow!


Mack Ade said...

Im told there is a lot fun watching this team

Mike Freire said...

Sounds like good news.....a Mets' team that can actually hit?

Surely you jest!

Tom Brennan said...

Now KINGSPORT just needs to jump-start Jarred Kelenic's bat.

Anonymous said...

So Where Are The NY Mets Right Now

Here's my take...

Going into 2019, the Mets need to establish, find or add in a definite second baseman. I like newcomer Jeff McNeil. But to my own eyes maybe on third base. there is no other heir apparent to the second base position down in NY Mets MiLB ball that I see.

The other position open might be third base and then another catcher who can share the catcher spot in a platoon type situation, not totally unlike goaltenders in the NHL. Two guys willing to equally split time behind the dish and share horrific bruises with one another.

These three fielding positions.

I see the 2019 NY Mets outfield as set now. Left to right as it is right now with Conforto, Nimmo, and Joey Bats. I would not place any eggs in the Yoenis Cespedes basket because the injury he sustained to his heels is serious and without a true timetable. His recovery time from the operation is totally individualistic and genetic, in other words.

As far as the NY Mets Free Agent List goes, I would definitely re-sign Joey Bats (the guy plays like he is 27 years old people!) and probably hustling catcher Devon Mesoraco, if not traded at the deadline because every team in MLB needs another catcher. It is by far and away the weakest position in all levels of professional baseball.

Anonymous said...

Moves that might make some sense...

I didn't quite get the acquisition of CF veteran Austin Jackson entirely yet, but could soon I do admit. To me, you have two really good young outfielders in Brandon Nimmo (Did you see that sliding catch he made last night in right centerfield? Poetry in motion. And he is hitting to the whole field now too!) and LF Michael Conforto, another capable outfielder (like Brandon) who can play (admirably well) any of the three outfield Mets positions.

Anyway, I'd would really like to see AAA All Star OF Zach Borenstein (.263 BA at Vegas,22 HR, .368 OBP) up here soon, just for another look. Zach would be a nice homerun hitting addition here I believe, and the current NY Mets lineup (with Bruce or Todd still being out hurt.)

The other possible addition that I can think of right now, might be 27 year old (under the proverbial radar) Levi Michael (.308 BA, .395 OBP, 10 HR, and with 27 doubles.) I think he deserves a promotion up to the Mets at sometime this season.

I watched the International League All Star game, and Zach Borenstein stood out with his power.