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  • Minors Report 9/5 (Penultimate storylines)

    Las Vegas closed out it's campaign with a 7-1 win over Salt Lake...

    T.J. Rivera went 3 for 5 to nip teammate Brandon Nimmo for the league batting title by one point...

    Gavin Cecchini celebrated his callup with a 2 for 4 day that also included a pair of walks...


    Brandon Nimmo - 1 for 5, BB, R, .352
    Gavin Cecchini - 2 for 4, 2 BB, SB (4/5), R, RBI (55), .325
    T.J. Rivera - 3 for 5, 2B (31), 2 RBI (85), .353
    Xorge Carrillo - 3 for 5


    Josh Zeid - 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K, W (3-2)


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    Binghamton's climactic game went much the same as the rest of the season, with a 10-8 loss to Erie in 13 innings...

    Amed Rosario however, finished up strong, going 3 for 6 with a walk, stolen base and three RBI...

    Dominic Smith didn't play, meaning his season line as the second youngest player in the league will be .302/.367/.457 with 14 bombs and 91 RBI...

    Phillip Evans also deserves a mention for his .335 average, tops in the Eastern League, after a 4 for 6 afternoon that included his 30th double...


    Phillip Evans - 4 for 6, 2B (30), 2 R, .335
    Champ Stuart - 2 for 5, 2B (3), BB, R
    Amed Rosario - 3 for 6, BB, SB (6/8), 3 RBI (31), .341
    L.J. Mazzilli - 2 for 6, 3B (6), R


    Mickey Jannis - 1.2 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
    Tim Peterson - 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, L (3-1)


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    St. Lucie wrapped up it's season by clinching the only playoff spot in the system over the weekend...

    Despite losing it's best pitcher, Ricky Knapp, and two best position players, Amed Rosario and Wuilmer Becerra, the team finished 39-29 in the second half...

    They'll open a best of three series with Bradenton tomorrow night at home...





    Columbia was leveled in it's last game of it's first season with the Mets by Charleston, 14-2...

    This was a team primarily made up of prep draft picks and international signings from the last few years, so the poor record and overmatched talent is not surprising...


    Patrick Mazeika - 1 for 3, BB
    Eudor Garcia - 1 for 4, R
    Dash Winningham - 1 for 4, 3B (2), RBI (69)
    Milton Ramos - 2 for 3, BB


    Luis De Los Santos - 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, L (0-1)


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    Brooklyn fell in it's finale, 5-2 to Staten Island...

    The Cyclones finished under .500 and out of the playoffs for the third straight season...

    Justin Dunn did his three inning thing again, allowing a single run on three hits, striking out two...

    I would expect this years first rounder to start next season in St. Lucie...

    Harol Gonzalez followed and struggled, though he did claim the league's ERA and strikeout crowns...

    Desmond Lindsay had a single in four trips, giving him an impressive .297/.418/.450 line in an injury shortened season...

    Sure hope the kid can stay healthy next year in Columbia...


    Michael Paez - 1 for 4
    Desmond Lindsay - 1 for 4
    Blake Tiberi - 1 for 4, 2B (6)
    Ali Sanchez - 1 for 4, 2B (10)


    Justin Dunn - 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1.50 ~ 25 H, 35:10 K:BB in 30 IP
    Harol Gonzalez - 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, L (7-3)


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    Kingsport finished it's season over the weekend, winning five in a row to crawl out of the Appy West cellar with a 27-41 record...





    The GCL Mets ended up at 26-29, third place in the East Division...



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    As for the Mets two big prospects in the DSL, they had varying degrees of success in their first pro seasons...

    Andres Gimenez, who turned 18 yesterday, destroyed the league and was probably only there because of VISA issues...

    He hit a ridiculous .350/.469/.523 with three HR's and 13 steals in 21 attempts, and has people at BA raving...

    I would be surprised if he isn't in Kingsport next year, bypassing the GCL...



    The younger of the two, Gregory Guerrero still has some work to do, but has tools...

    He hit .247/.324/.287 and was successful 10 out of 12 times on the bases...

    Obviously he's not quite as advanced, and should be ticketed for the GCL...
    "Jeff is the problem with the organization, and he is never going to realize that. He cannot help himself. He has to be involved. He will never hire anyone who will not let him have major input. He will not hire anyone who does not run every personnel decision through him."

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    Just monster seasons for Smith and Rosario. Smith needed it badly and delivered. There's still some work for him to do there to get in folks good graces, but at least after this year he looks like a viable candidate to be the Mets 1B of the future. A season at Vegas should only pad his numbers. The Mets should feel pretty good about just looking for stop gap players for next year and give Smith his shot late that season or in spring the next. Bringing Duda back for 1 year @ 6-7 mil should be an easy choice.


    Rosario meanwhile just proved that if anything the hype might have under rated him. I don't think anyone expected him to put together this kind of year... He can still develop more power, but what made the shocking difference this year was his drastic improvement in plate discipline. Not just translating to walks (he had 40 this year after a career high of 23 before), but just pitch selection. He laid off garbage and attacked pitches in the zone. He's put himself seriously into the conversation as one of the top 10-15 prospects in all of baseball heading into next year.....again giving the Mets what should be a really nice transition out of the Cabrera era for 2018.


    Cecchini followed up a break out 2015 with another great year offensively....but defensively seemed to regress. I know the field / air / etc at Vegas doesn't help, but 33 errrors is alarming. Regardless he should have done enough to put his name in the conversation for 2B/SS next year on the Mets...if it wasn't for the return of Reyes. Leaves the Mets an interesting choice. He's certainly young enough for them to stash back in AAA for another year tho.....

    Nimmo finally had the breakout year people have been waiting for for years....but didn't really show much in the Majors. Mets are going to have an interesting choice with him. There's some talent there, but he doesn't have the power, speed, or D to crack the Mets OF, even if they don't bring back Cess. However he could be a solid 4th OFer. Another year in the minors really does nothing for him or for his trade value. The time may be now to try to strike and deal Nimmo this offseason.....it's a shame he didn't go in the Bruce deal. He's still just 23 so from an age side he could spend another year in AAA, but that would be his 3rd year repeating....again from a value perspective not great for him.

    Plawecki really blew his shot. He continues to be a .300 hitter in the minors, but now through 400 ML ABs he's hitting .200. If anything in the MLs this year he looked worse offensively and defensively. His value as a prospect has dropped dramatically because of that...and suddenly a Mets system that seemed overloaded with top catching prospects might have to go out and find one in the offseason.... To top it off their other big catching prospect Ali Sanchez had a terrible year in Brooklyn too

    Pitching wise there's not much to talk about the Mets upper levels. Gsellman is looking great in the majors but really underachieved in the minors. Lugo never was considered a prospect, ever, and pitched like it. Ynoa I thought actually had a solid year at AAA, but you're talking about a back end fringe ML starter at best year. Montero had a horrific season until he was demoted to AA. His ML performance hasn't helped him at all. Former hype guys - Tapia season was done before it even started. Mateo looks done. They've pretty much promoted everyone they could (and even some who have been a shock) so this is what the Mets are going to have to go to war with the next few season. You have to get down to the low A levels to find anyone else even worth thinking about.

    Interesting system right now...there's some really good looking talent down in the low A's and rookie leagues but that's going to take a good 2-3 years to come forward into the spotlight. Outside of Rosario and maybe Smith the top of the system has some decent prospects, but no one who's going to kick down the door to take an ML spot or have tremendous value in a trade...With the Mets theoretically pretty well set roster wise next year - I think its pretty much a given Duda, Flores, Cabrera, Reyes, and whatever is left of Wright will all be around in the INF and Granderson, Bruce, Lagares, Conforto (hopefully Cess) in the OF leaves the Mets with some interesting choices. A bunch of them could be on the bench next year, but the Mets tend to not want to do that to prospects even whose value are middle of the pack.

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    • #3
      They're A ball guys, but I think Lindsay and Becerra are pretty important prospects. Obviously both need to stay healthy...

      Lindsay's plate discipline even in a small sample size was a huge surprise. He's a five tool guy, and easily the most athletic OF prospect in the whole system. Hamstrings can be a chronic thing though, and he wouldn't have fallen to the Mets without them. If he stays healthy he has the talent to move at a decent clip...

      As for Becerra, it was probably the shoulder that reduced his power more than a change in approach, but I think he needed it. Contact has always been his issue, and you can't get to your power without it. I think he can go to AA given that it's actually a better hitting environment than St. Lucie...

      Now that I think about it more, the way they handle Andres Giminez will be super interesting. Given that he just turned 18 and he was stuck in the DSL through no fault of his own, going to Columbia to start the season wouldn't be crazy. He'll be the same age as most kids drafted next year, and the competition he faced this year couldn't have been much worse than HS. I really can't wait for more people to get eyes on him...
      "Jeff is the problem with the organization, and he is never going to realize that. He cannot help himself. He has to be involved. He will never hire anyone who will not let him have major input. He will not hire anyone who does not run every personnel decision through him."

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