Mack – Jeremy Wolf, Thomas Szapucki, Wilmer Reyes, Wagner Lagrange, Transactions


Tuesday, July 9th

           Former Mets 1B/OF, Jeremy Wolf, is moving to Israel this weekend to enter the next chapter in his life.

           Jeremy was a 4-year senior (Trinity Univ.-TX) drafted in the 31st round of the 2016 draft. He hit .290 (183-AB) for K-Port but then hurt his back during the following season for the Cyclones, hit only .241, in 83 at-bats there, and was cut.

           Associated Press wrote about it:

Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in 2016.
The reality was something else. From first pitch to the final out was a blast, but the time between games was filled with anxiety. His meager signing bonus wasn’t delivered until after his first season ended. In the meantime, he needed money for rent, cleats, bats, car payments, food and more — an impossible amount to cover on his $1,100 per month salary. Then he hurt his back, was cut 16 months after he signed, and left baseball with a couple thousand dollars in credit card debt.

I asked Jeremy if the reason he was moving to Israel was because I follow him on Facebook… he said ‘yes!’. LOL

Please wish Jeremy well. All he ever wanted to be was a Mets ballplayer. He earned his keep with Kingsport but had to shut it down the following year due to injuries developed while he was playing for this heartless organization. They cut him and cast him aside.

I hope he can find peace and success in the land of his ancestors.

      OF Zach Rheams transferred from A-Columbia to Low-A Brooklyn

      OF Jose Medina transferred to A-Columbia from A+ St. Lucie

      C Juan Uriarte moved to A-Columbia IL

      C Carlos Sanchez transferred to A-Columbia from Rookie-Kingsport

           Kudos –

A+ St. Lucie SP, Thomas Szapucki: 3.1-IP, ER, 3-K, 2.45

Szapucki continues the long run back and his pitch count this start hit 63. Technically, this going to be another lost here for him after sitting out the entire 2018 season recovering from TJS.
The good news is we signed the now 23-year old straight out of high school (Dwyer – Florida).

DSL-2 RF/CF, Omar De Los Santos: 2-4, .299

Low-A Brooklyn 1B/3B, Wilmer Reyes: 3-4, R, RBI, .380

A lot of versatility showed by someone that is listed as a second baseman.

This is the 4th pro season for the 21/yr. old, who will most probably finish the season in South Carolina.

A-Columbia LF, Wagner Lagrange: 3-4, R, RBI, .283

      I’ve always been a big fan of this blue chip, but this the 4th pro season for this 23/yr. old.

      He hit .282 last year for Brooklyn and .335 for K-Port in 2017. Not a power guy, but the boy can hit.

He needs to step it up and earn a promotion this season to St. Lucie. Only Quinn Brody in Binghamton currently has earned a blue star while playing in the outfield for a full season team.

Kudos –

      DSL-2 CF, Franklin Linares: 3-5, R, ,315

      DSL-1 SP, Edison Diaz: 5-IP, 1-ER, 2-K, 1.83

      GCL Mets 1B, Warren Saunders: 3-4, .413

            Looks like we need to take quick look at this kid…
Also plays third, but, so far, the Mets have used him only on first… signed of the Grand Bahamas (home to Champ Stuart)… said in an interview on signing day that Mets signed him to a multiple year deal (???)… 20/yrs. old, turning 21 in December… 

Wednesday, July 10th

      No transactions.

            Kudos –
A+ St. Lucie P, Darwin Ramos: 2.2-IP, 0-R, K, 0.75

Rookie DH, Andres Regnault: 3-5, R, 3rd HR, 3-RBI, .333

Low-A Brooklen SS, Branden Fryman:4-5, 2-R, 2-RBI, .423
                  A-Columbia DH. Shervyer Newton – 2-4, .218
My blue prospect is on the rise. He has now hit multiple hits in the last five games with a batting average of .545 in those 5 games.

Thursday, July 11th

     No transactions

           Kudos –
-      DSL-2 SP, Erickson Ortega: 3.2-IP, 0-R, 3-K, 1.25

This is Ortega’s 7th game for the DSL-2 team, five of which he started. He won’t be playing it this league for much longer if he keeps these numbers up.

-      DSL-1 3B, Luis Castillo: 2-4 2-R 2-RBI, .299

-      GCL RP, Brailin Gonzalez: 3-IP, 0-R, 3-K, 2.25

-      Rookie-Kingsport RP, Reyson Santos: 1-IP, 0-R, K, SV-4, 1.80

-      A Columbia AP, Simeon Woods-Richardson: 5-IP, 1-ER, 6-K

Like David Peterson, SWR seems to getting his game on lately.

The 18-year old has 7 quality starts in a row now, producing only 8-ER in 32.2-IP.

He also now has 18 starts at this level but the Mets might yet him finish the year at this level and get his confidence in order.

-      A+ St. Lucie 1B, Jeremy Vasquez: 3-5, 4-RBI

-      AA Binghamton SP, David Peterson: 5.2-IP, 1-ER, 5-K, 4.18

That’s a 3.83-ERA in the past 10 games. Is that enough?

-AAA Syracuse RP, Stephen Nogosek: 1-IP, 0-R, 0.00


Tom Brennan said...

The difference between a 160 bowler and a 200 bowler is precision and execution. Is David Peterson a 160 bowler?

Sorry Jeremy Wolf had to be squeezed so much on finances...an extra $10,000 per season would really help. MLB Players like Robbie Cano should set up a GoFundMe - fans could match them dollar for dollar - since the owners are too cheap to do it.

Szapucki has another 8 or so starts..45 more innings would be a great step.

Tom Brennan said...

Greg Guerrero had 3 hits, including a HR, yesterday. Maybe he still is a prospect.

Anonymous said...

Rays still interested in Zachary Wheeler.

TB Rays: Wheeler, Frasier, D. Smith

NYM: J. Beeks, B. Honeywell, Colin Poche, and Nick Solak

Rays would challenge big dogs with Snell, Morton, and Wheeler. Could use another 1B and 3B.

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