Mack - 2019 Mets Transactions, Kudos, Comments, and Draft Update


Friday, June 21st

                 Kudos –

                       DSL-2 RF/CF, Dyron Campos: 3-5, R, .315

This is the first professional season for the 18-year old

DSL-2 LF, Kenedy Corona: 2-5, .353

      This is also the first professional season for this 19-year old.

DSL-1 3B, Wilmis Castro: 3-4, 2-R, 2-RBI, .355

      Another first year 18-year old.

DSL-1 RP, Jhonfran Escalona: 2-IP, 0-R, 1-K, 0.00

      This is now 8.1 scoreless innings over 5-G

DSL-1 RP, Ronny Rincones: 3-IP, 0-R, 3-K, 0.00

      Ronny is now up to 11.2 scoreless innings

A+ St. Lucie RF, Edgardo Fermin: 2-4, R, .333

Rookie-Kingsport 2B, Gregory Guerrero: 2-4, 2-R,, 2nd HR, 2-RBI, .313

      Great start of the season for this ex-prospect.

Rookie-Kingsport SP, Ramon Guzman: 3-IP, 0-ER, 0.00

      Born in in 1996… needs to move

Low-A Brooklyn RP, Dan Goggin: 2-IP, 0-R, 2-K, 0.00

AAA-Syracuse LF, Arismendy Alcantara: 3-5, 2-R, 5th HR, 5-RBI, .367

      Alcantara is steadily playing in the outfield lately which is something we may want to keep an eye on. One thing… he can hit AAA.

Saturday, June 22nd

       The New York Mets signed the 34th ranked IFA prospect for the 2018/19 season, 16-year old catcher Fernando Villalobos.

The money for this was reported to have come from the Broxton deal.

I’ll give the Mets this… what the ‘Boys from Boston’ have brought to this team, through both the domestic and international draft, is top dollar. And we still haven’t seen the crop of talent that will be signed this year internationally.

Absolute great foundation work.

A-Columbia RP, Chris Viall, retires.

Viall was a 6th round pick in 2016 out of Stanford University. He also had a 9.55-ERA this year in 19 outings. 

Smart guy.

       The Mets sign pitcher Danny Hrbek and assign him to A-Columbia.

Hrbek was undrafted in 2017 out of Radford. He went 4-2, 4.50, in 24-apps for the A-Lexington team/Sally League, in 2018

            Kudos –

Rookie DSL-1 Mets 3B, Federico Polanco: 3-5, R, .339
                        Moved over from shortstop.

Rookie DSL-1 RP. 19-year old Cristian Olivero: 3-IP, 0-ER, 3-K, 0.73

Rookie DSL-2 RF, 18-year old Dyron Campos: 2-5, R 2-RBI, .321

Rookie DSL-2 relievers… Antonio Villaba (1-IP, 0-R, 0.00), Marcos Villegas (2-IP, 0-R, 0.00) and Eiker Huizi (1-IP, 0-R, 0.90).

This looks good, but means nothing. Still, it would be nice if one of these guys made it to Queens someday.

A+ St. Lucie 3B, Edgardo Fermin: 2-3, R, RBI, .381

A+ St. Lucie rehab assignment, RP Luis Avilan: 1-IP, 0-R, 1-K, 0.00

A-Columbia, RP Danny Hrbek: 2-IP, 0-R, 3-K, 0.00

      Nice first game back.

Rookie-Kingsport CF, Kennie Taylor: 3-5, .316

Rookie-Kingsport C-DH, Andres Renault: 2-5, R, RBI, .526

Rookie-Kingsport C, Matt O’Neill: 2-2, R, RBI, .429

Rookie-Kingsport 2B, Greg Guerrero: 2-3. R, 2-RBI, .368

Rookie-Kingsport RP, Jender De Jesus: 2-IP, 0-R, K, 0.00

AA-Binghamton RP, Stephen Villines: 1-IP, 0-R, K, 0.00

      It looks like it’s a great move to send Villines back to AA to get his red game back on. The shame is they haven’t done the same to Gilliam, who gave another run up Saturday  night in 0.1-IP.

Low-A Brooklyn RP, Andrew Edwards: 2-IP, 0-ER, K, 0.00

Low-A Brooklyn RP, Matt Mullenbach: 2-IP, 0-R, 3-K, 0.00

Sunday, June 23rd

      There were no transactions

           Kudos –

                 AAA-Syracuse 1B, Travis Taijeron: 15th HR

AA-Binghamton SP, David Peterson: 6-IP, 2-ER, 8-K

Excellent. You do this consistently and you make my team.

A-Columbia LF, Wagner Lagrange: 3-5, R, 2-RBI

      The good news… BA has creeped up to .269. The bad news… born in 1995

A-Columbia SP, Thomas Szapucki: 45-pitches, 3-IP, 1-ER, 4-K, 2.55

      These are great numbers for a guy literally re-learning how to pitch. Root hard here. He’s still my top SP in the chain.

Low-A Brooklyn RP, Nelson Leon: 2.2-IP, 0-R, 0.00


Tom Brennan said...


Greg Guerrero is making a statement so far - something like, "Hey, I can actually be the Mets # 1 prospect - I just gotta play."

I'm glad Viall retired, I always got him and Villines mixed up...kidding aside, I was hoping Viall would get his control down, but it never happened.

Mack, I want to see Gilliam take a licking but then it's HIS turn - maybe starting tonight.

I saw a video clip of Villalobos - lefty hitter with a GREAT looking swing.

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