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

Monday, July 1st:

           There were no transactions on Monday.  

                 Kudos –

A+ St. Lucie RP, Yeizo Campos: 1-IP, 0-ER, 1.31

                       Low-A Brooklyn CF, Jake Magnum: 1-5, .200

                             First hit in his first pro game.

Low-A Brooklyn RP, Mitch Ragan: 2-IP, 0-R, 3-K, 1.23

2019’s 15th pick out of Creighton University.

RHP – 22/yrs – 6-3, 210

Low mid-90s fastball with ++ 12-6 curve
3-yr starter for last 3-years, so another conversion needed here.

Rookie GCL-Mets 3B, Brett Baty: Grand Slam HR, .350

Rookie DSL-Mets CF, Omar De Los Santos: 4-4, 2-R, RBI

Rookie DSL-1 RF, Freddy Valdez: 3-5, 2-R              

Tuesday, July 2nd:

           AAA-Syracuse IF, Dilson Herrera, retires.

My guess is Dilson looked into the mirror and realized that a zillion AAA home runs would still not get him another shot in the majors.

Good luck Dilson… yet I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last baseball word on this guy.

           In one sweeping move, the Mets:

-activate relief pitchers Luis Avilan, Jeurys Familia, and J.D. Davis.    

-promote IF Luis Gullorme to the Mets

-send RP Ryan O’Rourke to AAA-Syracuse and place him on the temporary IL

AAA-Syracuse returns SP, Harol Gonzalez, to AA-Binghamton

My guess is he was first promoted just to spot start until Corey Oswalt healed.

AA-Binghamton 3B, Will Toffey, placed on the IL.
      Toffey, a once projected blue prospect, hs had a disappointing season so far for the B-Mets (.227).

OF Hansel Moreno was transferred from A-Columbia to A+ St. Lucie

      Moreno had an early stint with Lucy (92-AB, .120), but has earned a return after going .276 for Columbia in 116-AB,

RP Zach Rheams was transferred from Low-A Brooklyn to A-Columbia.

      So far, in two pro seasons, Rheams has a combined BA of .218. Looks more each day at becoming  minor league OF5.

SP Thomas Szapucki was promoted from A-Columbia to A+ St. Lucie.

      It looks like the Mets have ended his rehab assignment in South Carolina and have returned him to full active duty. That’s just great news for my top projected starter in the chain.

           The Mets signed the number one outfielder in the 2019 International draft, Alexander Ramirez, for a $2.05mil signing bonues.

Ramirez “already shows advanced hitting skills and knowledge of the strike zone. He makes solid contact at the plate and is known for hitting line drives to all fields.”

Defensively, he is a “true center fielder and has the skill set to stay at the position as he grows and develops. He projects to be a plus runner and that skill will help make him into an above-average defender.

The Mets sign SS Junior Tillen out of the D.R.
     No details yet.

The Mets inked another outfielder. Jostin Almonte.
No details yet.

After FIVE gmes, 3B Brett Baty is promoted from the GCL-Mets to Rookie-Kingsport.

Similar to the moves made last season with Jarred Kelenic.

My guess is Jaylen Palmer will be sent back to the GCL-Mets. He’s been playing third for Kingsport and hitting .239

      Kudos –

DSL-2 SP, Ricardo Rodriguez: 4-IP, 0-ER, 3-K

DSL-1 SP, Joon Feliz: 1-IP, 0-R, 0.00
      Yes, it was a one inning start.
      And yes, his first name is Joon.

GCL-Mets catcher, Francisco Alvarez: 2-4, R, 2-RBI, .409

Every day it looks like Alvarez in the real deal.

Like Brett Baty, the Mets may
want to consider an early bump to Rookie-Kingsport and promoting blue prospect, Andres Regnault, to Low-A Brooklyn.

Rookie-GCL Mets RP, Marcos Correa: 1.1-IP, 0-R, 0.00

Rookie-Kingsport SP, Ramon Guzman: 5.2-IP, 0-R, 5-K, 0.00

AAA-Syracuse RP, Ryley Gilliam: 1-IP, 0-R, K

Low-A Brooklyn CF, Jake Magnum: 2-5, R, RBI, .300

      Boy, this is a great draft.

Low-A Brooklyn 1B, Joe Genord: 2-5, R, 4th HR, 5-RBI

      Like I said…

Low-A Brooklyn SS, Brandon Fryman: 3-4, R, .500

Low-A Brooklyn SP, Daison Acosta: 5-IP, 0-ER, 6-K, 0.98

1 comment:

Tom Brennan said...

Can the trio of bullpen returnees to the Mets save a sinking ship?

Jaylen Palmer strikes out like Sherveyn Newton - too much - he has to fix that.

I look forward to seeing if Mangum can be another Jeff McNeil.