Mack – Francisco Alvarez, Frank Valentino, My 2022/2023 Mets , Transactions


Friday, July 5th

17/yr. old C Francisco Alvarez (2.7mil bonus in IFA Draft last year) was promoted from the GCL-Mets to Rookie-Kingsport.

PC - Ed Delany
He opened up this season at the GCL level and hit .462/.533/.846/1.379, 2-HR, 10-RBI in 26-AB. The Mets are starving for a star catcher and it’s great to see they aren’t holding this kid back.

Expect him to finish the season off in Kingsport.

Also, expect blue prospect, C Andres Regnault (.314), to be sent from Kingsport to Low-A Brooklyn

PC - Danny Tripodi
     Late last month, AAA-Syracuse 2B, Dilson Herrera, opted out of his contract with the Mets. I’m sure he was frustrated that, even with a team leading 17 home runs, he couldn’t get the phone call from Queens that he desired.

     Well, he’s back.

     Speculation is no other team offered him a major league contract, so he has resigned with Syracuse

Well, we said in our last post that AAA-Syracuse had too many starters on their roster. Well, they solved one slot… for now. Anthony Kay has been placed on a temporary inactive list. A few days off leading up to The Future’s Game that he will be participating in.

AAA-Syracuse IF, Gavin Cecchini, to AA-Binghamton.

AA-Binghamton RP, Andrew Church, to IL.

Kudos –
      A+ St. Lucie SP, Dedniel Nunez: 6-IP, 1-ER, 4-K

      A+ St. Lucie RP, Thomas McIlraith: 2-IP, 0-R, K

      A-Columbia 1B, Chase Chambers: 3-5, 2-R

      A-Columbia SS, Shervyen Newton: 4-5, 2-R, 4-RBI

        A-Columbia SP, Willy Tavares: 5-IP, 1-ER, 3-K

      Spoiler Alert:

Low-A Brooklyn SP, Frank Valentino: 5-IP, 5-ER

            This could a long stretch to find a quality starter.
The 25/yr. old is a local West Islip guy, graduated from something called The New York Institute of Technology (NIT). 

He started 7 games (13 overall) for NIT as a junior and produced a 5.72-ERA. He followed this up in his senior year (2017) with 12-starts and a 5.05 ERA.
Okay… maybe I’m missing something here and the powers to be at the Vallejo Admirals (PacAssoc Indy) saw something that NIT missed… 2018: 16-starts, 5.08.

Maybe he’s a strike out dude who needs some straightening out… three year KO/9: 7.49, 7.35, and, last year, 8.44.

Did someone work with him on this?

Valentino’s first appearance this year was on June 30th… 5-IP, 0-R, 5-K

DSL-1 RF, Freddy Valdez: 3-5, 2-R, .280, .809-OPS

     The 17/yr. old seems to be out of his hitting slump after getting off to a meteoric start when the season started.

     I truly believe he will end the season playing in Florida for the GCL team.

DSL-2 SP, Erickson Ortega: 3-IP, 0-R, 2-K, 1.50

AA-Binghamton RP, Adonis Uceta: 1-IP, 0-ER, K, 1.91

I speak often about a total rebuild by the ‘Boys From Boston’, concentrating at the lower levels. They are concentrating their time and effort on stocking the short season teams, regardless of what is going on in Queens.

So… what would my team, using this year’s stats, look like in 2022/2023:

     C:    Francisco Alvarez – hot .462 for GCL Mets this season -                   19/yrs. old

                 Still under team control

           Ali Sanchez – best defensive catcher in chain - hitting            .290 for AA-Binghamton

                 Still under team control

     1B:   Peter Alonso – still under team control

Joe Genord – leading the NY/Penn League in HRs and RBIs

Still under control

2B:  Jeff McNeil – still under team control

SS: Ronny Mauricio – hitting .285 as an 18-year old for A-Columbia

      Still under control

3B: Brett Baty – 19/yrs. old – hit .500 for GCL-Mets this yr

      Still under control  

OF: Dominic Smith – still under team control

      Freddy Valdez – 17/yrs. old -  - hitting .294 for DSL-1

      Still under team control

      Jake Magnum – still under control

SP:  Jacob deGrom – 2018 Cy Young winner –

contract through 2024 option

      Thomas Szapuki – 4 season, 2.22-ERA

still under team control  

      Anthony Kay – 12-ST, 1,49-ERA at AA

still under team control

      David Peterson – still under team control

      Simeon Woods-Richardson – still under team control

      Jaison Vilera – still under team control

      Daison Acosta – Brooklyn: 0.98-ERA

            still under team control

RP – Ryley Gilliam – still under team control

      Stephen Villines – 0.44-ERA – 1-ER in 20.2-IP –

still under team control

Andrew Mitchell – 1.30-ERA in 20-G in A/A+

      Still under team control

Darwin Ramos  1.79-ERA in 28-G for A/A+

      Still under team control

Ezequiel Zabaleta – 2.23-ERA in 29-G for A/A+

      Still under team control

Tylor McGill – 1.42-ERA in 12-G for A-Columbia

      Still under team control  

Stephen Nogosek – 0.00-ERA in 9-G for AAA-Syracuse

      Still under team control


Tom Brennan said...

Prospects need to dazzle us!

Herrera was right to test the market - but his average and fielding under-performance dilute his HR surge

Tom Brennan said...

Baty is 0-11 with 9 Ks in 3 Kingsport games - rushed?

Tom Brennan said...

Greg Guerrero 2 for 31 in last 9 games??

Mack Ade said...

Yeah, I think Baty is being rushed.

And Guerrero? Toast.

bill metsiac said...

I think it's fans who are rushing---rushing to judgment on Baty, that is.

C'mon, folks. After all of ELEVEN ABs?

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