AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 21/21/1 vs El Paso 9/14/1

This one was fun the entire way through. Even the only inning the 51s didn’t score was fun because it was Vegas-killer Jeff Francoeur who did it to them, firing his 2nd scoreless inning of the series. The front 5 in the Vegas lineup combined to go 16 for 26 with 17 runs scored, 4 doubles, a triple, 2 homers and 15 RBI. Oh – and 4 walks. It was a beatdown from the first inning on, when Vegas put up 7 and just didn’t stop. Their linescore: 725-211-30x. Josh Edgin allowed a run in the 9th, he has not pitched well this season ( 7.1 ip, 10 h, 7 er, hr, 7/8 bb/k )

9 Cesar Puello 3 for 7, 4 runs, K, .265
5 Eric Campbell 4 for 5, 3 runs, 2 2b (8), 3 RBI (18), BB, K, .346
6 Wilmer Flores 2 for 7, 2 runs, 2 RBI (10), .247
3 Allan Dykstra 4 for 5, 4 runs, 2 2b (8), HR (3), 5 RBI (18), BB, .419
8 Matt den Dekker 3 for 4, 4 runs, 3b (1), HR (1), 5 RBI (12), 2 BBs, .280

7 Anthony Seratelli 1 for 3, RBI, 2 BBs, K, .258
2 Juan Centeno 1 for 5, RBI (7), BB, K, .308
4 Daniel Muno 1 for 5, run, RBI (8), BB, 3 Ks, .237
Dana Eveland 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1/8 BB/K, 2 HR, 5.28 era, W (2-0)
Giancarlo Alvarado 3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3/2 BB/K, HR, 7.56 era
Josh Edgin IP, 2 H, ER, 1/2 BB/K, HR, 8.59 era, 23:14:9, 0:0:2

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 3/11/1 vs Portland 5/7/0 in 11 innings

The Mets rallied from 3-1 down with single runs in the 5th and 6th, but ended up losing when Jon Velasquez, who was 26 last year when he did well in the FSL, got touched up again, this time for 2 runs on in an inning to take his 2nd loss of the season. Kevin Plawecki had two hits and drove home the first BMet run in the first inning.

1. cf Darrell Ceciliani 1 for 6, 2 Ks, .327
2. ss Matt Reynolds 1 for 5, run, BB, 3 Ks, .364
5. c Kevin Plawecki 2 for 5, RBI (2), .273
6. 1b Jayce Boyd 1 for 5, RBI (7), 2 Ks, .189
7. 3b Dustin Lawley 1 for 4, BB, K, .189
8. rf Cory Vaughn 1 for 4, run, 2b (3), BB, 2 Ks, .106
9. lf Kyle Johnson 2 for 5, 2b (4), .235
Hansel Robles 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3/2 R/ER, 7/5 BB/K, 1.23 era, 97:54:43, 1:3:5
Cody Satterwhite 2.1 IP, 2/4 BB/K, 0.00 er
John Church IP, 3 Ks, 3.60 era, 14:10:4
Chasen Bradford 2 IP, H, K, 3.68 era, 21:15:6, 3:2:1
Jon Velasquez IP, 2 H, 2 ER, HR, 7.50 era, L (0-2)

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 6/12/2 vs Palm Beach 5/11/0 in 12 innings

Phil Evans was front and center in St. Lucie’s come from behind 6-5, 12 inning victory, hitting a 2 run homer to kickstart a 4 run bottom of the 9th, then smacking a walkoff single in the 12th to win it. All in all, Evans had 3 hits and a walk in a brilliant game for him. Dilson Herrera also had 3 hits, and Brandon Nimmo singled, walked twice and stole a pair of bases.

1. 2b Dilson Herrera 3 for 6, run, K, .338
2. cf Brandon Nimmo 1 for 4, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, .380, 2 SBs (3)
7. rf Eudy Pina 1 for 5, run, 2b (2), BB, K, .176
8. ss Phillip Evans 3 for 5, run, HR (1), 3 RBI (8), BB, .288
Matt Koch 5 IP, 7 H, 4/2 R/ER, 3 Ks, 4.86 era, 7:2:3
Bret Mitchell 2 IP, ER, 2/2 BB/K, 5.23 era, 1:2:2
Julian Hilario 2 IP, H, 1/3 BB/K, 16 era
Beck Wheeler 2 IP, 2 H, 2/1 BB/K, 6 era, 4:1:1
Randy Fontanez IP, H, BB, K, 2.38 era, W (1-1)

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 1/7/0 @ Delmarva 4/8/3

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 1 for 3, run, BB, .238
2. 3b Jeff McNeil 1 for 4, BB, .333
3. 2b LJ Mazzilli 2 for 5, K, .238
4. rf Jared King 0 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .291
6. dh Victor Cruzado 1 for 4, K, .184
7. 1b Dom Smith 0 for 2, 2 BBs, .175
9. cf Patrick Biondi 1 for 3, BB, .255
Kevin McGowan 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3/5 BB/K, 5.27 era, L (0-1), 92:52:40, 5:0:5
Dario Alvarez 3.2 IP, H, 6 Ks, 0.00 era, 50:35:15, 4:1:6

22
Apr

4/22 Links

**All Games @ 630pm unless noted**
Robles, Koch, McGowan

Vegas is currently demolishing El Paso, it’s 17-4 top 6. Everyone is hitting. Except Seratelli.
Binghamton Gameday
St. Lucie Gameday
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 5/6/1 vs El Paso 4/9/1

Eric Campbell had another huge day with a double, homer, and 2 RBI, and Cesar Puello, elevated to leadoff for the first time this season, singled and tripled in 4 trips. Jeff Walters notched his 5th save of the season. 7 of Walters’ 9 outings this season have been good, he’s given up 7 runs in 2 outings spanning 0.2 innings to wreck his season’s line. Vic Black pitched a perfect 8th with 2 strikeouts.

9 Cesar Puello 2 for 4, run, 3b (1), .246
7,5 Eric Campbell 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (6), HR (3), 2 RBI (15), .316
6 Wilmer Flores 0 for 4, K, .242
3 Allan Dykstra 0 for 2, BB, .368
5 Zach Lutz .299
>>7 Anthony Seratelli 1 for 2, run, BB, .250
2 Taylor Teagarden 1 for 3, run, HR, 2 RBI, .278
8 Matt den Dekker 0 for 3, .254
4 Daniel Muno 0 for 3, .241
Logan Verrett 4 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 5 Ks, 4.87 era, 67:45:22, 3:4:5
Miguel Socolovich 3 IP, H, 4 Ks, 1.69 era, W (1-0)
Vic Black IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era, 13:8:5, 1:0:2
Jeff Walters IP, K, 9 era, SV (5), 11:8:3, 1:0:1

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 4/5/0 vs Portland 7/11/1

Tyler Pill has been nothing short of horrible in his 3 starts this season, posting an ugly 9.64 era/5.74 FIP in 14 innings, with a 1.50 WHIP and 15 runs allowed. In his 7 career AA starts (4 last year, 3 this year), he’s posted an 8.45 era in 33 innings with a 13/25 bb/k. Tonight he got blasted for 5 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) while walking 1 and striking out 4 in 5.1 innings. Jayce Boyd doubled, drove in a pair and walked twice, as he tries to fight out of an early season slump.

1. lf Kyle Johnson 1 for 3, run, 2b (3), RBI (4), BB, K, .207
2. 2b Matt Reynolds 1 for 3, run, BB, .380
4. c Kevin Plawecki 0 for 4, K, .256
5. dh Jayce Boyd 1 for 2, 2b (5), 2 RBI (6), 2 BBs, K, .188
6. cf Darrell Ceciliani 1 for 4, 2b (5), K, .349
7. 3b Dustin Lawley 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .184
8. rf Travis Taijeron 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .250
9. ss Wilfredo Tovar 0 for 4, .289
Tyler Pill 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1/4 BB/K, HR, 9.64 era, L (0-3), 83:53:30, 7:5:4
TJ Chism 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks, HR, 7.71 era
Jack Leathersich IP, 4.70 era, 12:8:4, 3:
Adam Kolarek IP, H, 3.86 era, 14:9:5, 1:1:0

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 5/9/1 vs Palm Beach 4/8/1

Brandon Nimmo had a big game with 2 hits and a walk, he drove in a pair and scored one, continuing his April hot stretch, he’s up to .388/.488/.507 in 17 games (67 ABs, 13/15 BB/K). Dilson Herrera walked twice, he was otherwise 0 for 3.

1. 2b Dilson Herrera 0 for 3, 2 BBs, .324
2. dh Brandon Nimmo 2 for 4, run, 2 RBI (11), BB, K, .388
5. 3b Aderlin Rodriguez 1 for 3, 2b (6), 2 RBI (15), .222
7. cf Eudy Pina 1 for 3, BB, .175
8. ss Phillip Evans 0 for 4, K, .259
Luis Cessa 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3/2 BB/K, 4.24 era, 10:3:2
Jake Kuebler 2 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks, 1.80 era, W (1-0), 1:1:2
Randy Fontanez IP, 2 Ks, 2.61 era, SV (3)

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 10/13/3 @ Delmarva 5/16/3

Chris Flexen had the sort of BABIPy fluky start that happens every now and then, he gave up tons of hits, walked too many, didn’t strike out nearly enough, and yet gave up just 3 runs (2 earned) over 5 innings to pick up a win. Jeff McNeil, LJ Mazzilli, Jared King and Dom Smith had multi hit games as the Gnats cruised to the victory on the back of 13 hits, and 9 walks, despite going just 4 for 19 (.211) with RISP and leaving 13 on base.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 1 for 5, BB, 2 Ks, .233
2. 3b Jeff McNeil 3 for 6, 2 runs, 2b (8), HR (2), 2 RBI (13), .339
3. 2b LJ Mazzilli 2 for 6, 2 RBI (11), .224
4. lf Jared King 2 for 5, 2 runs, 3b (3), HR (1), RBI (13), BB, .308
6. rf Victor Cruzado 0 for 3, run, RBI (6), BB, K, .178
7. 1b Dom Smith 2 for 3, 2 runs, 2 BBs, K, .182
9. cf Patrick Biondi 1 for 5, run, RBI (5), K, .250
Chris Flexen 5 IP, 9 H, 3/2 R/ER, 3/1 BB/K, 5.06 era, W (1-1), WP, 90:58:32, 13:1:1
Robert Coles 2 IP, 2 H, 1/4 BB/K, 0.00 era
Dawrin Frias 2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks, 4.50 era

21
Apr

4/21 Links

**All Games @ 630pm unless noted**
Mejia, Verrett, Pill, Cessa, Flexen
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday
St. Lucie Gameday
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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Edit: Here is a little reading from various sources on Matt Reynolds, who’s hot 47 ABs to start 2014 is getting him attention.

Jeff Paternostro at AmazinAvenue
Toby Hyde at MetsMinorLeagueBlog

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 11/12/1 vs El Paso 4/9/2

8 Matt den Dekker 2 for 5, 2 runs, RBI (7), K, .265
7 Eric Campbell 0 for 5, 2 Ks, .306
9 Bobby Abreu 1 for 4, run, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K, .395
6 Wilmer Flores 1 for 2, 3 runs, 3 BBs, .258
3 Allan Dykstra 1 for 4, 2 runs, HR (2), 2 RBI (13), BB, K, .389
5 Zach Lutz 2 for 5, run, K, .299
2 Juan Centeno 0 for 3, run, RBI (6), BB, K, .324
4 Daniel Muno 4 for 4, run, HR (2), 4 RBI (7), .255
Jacob deGrom 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2/6 BB/K, 1.57 era, W (2-0), 75:46:29, 5:2:6
Buddy Carlyle 2 IP, K, 0.00 era
Zack Thorton 2 IP, 3 H, ER, K, HR, 4.50 era

*Numbers in parenthesis are MPHs Preseason Prospect Rankings.

Las Vegas 51s

(1)Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard is the Mets top prospect and is poised to make his major league debut in the middle of the 2014 season.

(4)Rafael Montero. Montero is MPHs #4 prospect, and is also pitching in AAA. He is ready right now to make his major league debut, and should do so sometime this season.

(13)Jacob deGrom. deGrom’s future home is likely in the bullpen as a late inning reliever, but so far in 2014, he has pitched arguably the best of the Vegas Trio. Featuring a fastball in the mid 90s and a slider, he should make his MLB debut sometime in the summer of 2014, likely out of the pen.

(39)Logan Verrett. Verrett has been pitching well in the Vegas’ rotation, but his future is also likely in the bullpen, likely a middle reliever. He will make his MLB debut no later than 2015.

Binghamton Mets

Most of the pitching prospects here will most likely end up middle relievers.

(40)Matt Bowman. Bowman’s one who has a shot to remain a starter, mostly due to his outstanding command, and solid 3 pitch mix (fastball, slider, changeup). He should make it to AAA this season, and be poised to make his MLB debut sometime in 2015.

Rainy Lara. Lara is likely ticketted for the bullpen, where his fastball/slider combo will play up. Look for him to make a push for a bullpen spot in 2015, but likely open in AAA that season.

Hansel Robles. Robles features a low 90s fastball, slider, and changeup. His changeup lags behind his other two pitches, and his future is likely a 7th inning reliever. Some people (notable among them Paul Depodesta) think there’s a #3SP in there. Either way, he’ll likely spend some time in Vegas this year, and open 2015 there, poised to make the jump to the majors that year.

(33)Darin Gorski. The velocity spike from Gorski’s breakout season has reversed itself, sadly, and with it, Gorski’s prospect status. Still, he’s got AA figured out, and should be first up in Vegas this season. Likely a reliever, he’s got reverse platoon splits and could make the majors this season.

St. Lucie Mets

(6)Steven Matz. Matz is a left hander who can run his fastball into the mid 90s, and reportedly touches higher. His changeup lags behind his breaking pitches, but he should finish this season in AA, and spend significant time in AAA in 2015. Likely a late season 2015/OD 2016 MLB candidate.

(9)Gabriel Ynoa. Ynoa doesn’t have the pure stuff of a Matz, but he has better command, think Rafael Montero vs Noah Syndergaard. Ynoa should be on a similar path as Matz, and Fulmer.

(8)Michael Fulmer. Fulmer’s struggled to right himself since tearing his meniscus last spring, and his first few starts this year have been downright ugly, but he’s still among our top pitching prospects. Featuring a low-to-mid 90s fastball, and curveball, Fulmer’s floor is a good reliever, but his ceiling is a mid rotation workhorse. He should end 2014 in Binghamton, and be poised to join the Mets sometime in 2015.

(28)Domingo Tapia. Tapia’s future home is likely in the bullpen, but the Mets will keep him starting for now, so he is likely on the same career trajectory as the others in St. Lucie. Figure at some point, likely in 2015, he will be converted to relief, and will make his MLB debut in that role that year.

(22)Luis Cessa. Cessa is, stop me if this is getting repetitive, likely a future reliever, featuring a fastball in the low to mid 90s and lackluster secondaries at the moment. He will likely move a bit slower than Tapia, probably spending all of 2014 in St. Lucie, before splitting 2015 in Binghamton and AAA. He’s poised for a 2016 arrival in the majors.

Matt Koch. Koch has always been hittable despite having a good reputed arsenal. Whether BABIP or otherwise, this has been the case throughout his amateur and pro career. His future home is also in the bullpen, and his MLB arrival is 2015, like Tapia.

Savannah Sand Gnats

(18)Chris Flexen. Flexen is a big bodied RHSP who can get his fastball into the mid 90s, but sits low 90s, with good secondaries. He should ascend to St. Lucie at some point this season, likely before his 20th birthday, before opening 2015 in Binghamton. A conservative guess would have him poised to make the majors in 2017, or mid 2016 if you want to be a bit aggressive.

(21)Rob Whalen. Whalen’s stuff, I feel, would play up in a relief role, and his groundball tendency would also play up, along with it. Still, the Mets are likely going to keep Whalen starting, and he will (or should) be on the same trajectory as Flexen. If all goes well here, there’s a mid rotation workhorse who can pitch deep into games due to groundball tendencies.

Ricky Knapp. Knapp is a polished college strike thrower, in the Dillon Gee mold, he could come quickly. Still, with this conservative regime, I don’t feel good projecting any less than half seasons spent per level. (deGrom was an exception due to injury). He’s more likely to see the majors in 2016 than the two prep pitchers listed above him.

Kevin McGowan. McGowan is likely a future reliever with a good fastball/changeup combo, he could move quickly once the Mets shift him into a relief role. I’ll be a bit bold here and say he’ll make his MLB debut in the first half of 2016 out of the bullpen, maybe even out of camp.

Akeel Morris. Morris is a hard thrower, but with erratic control. He dials his fastball into the mid to upper 90s and has a good curveball, but is so young, that the Mets will afford him plenty of time to learn his craft. He probably is a level per year guy, so bank on his MLB debut sometime in 2017/2018.

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

Noah Syndergaard had a very very very rough outing tonight. 4 ip, 6 h, 6/4 r/er, 3/3 bb/k, hr, 86:51:35, 5:4:3

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 3/10/1 vs New Hampshire 2/4/0

Rainy Lara had a rather interesting start this afternoon, walking 3 in 6 innings, but only allowing 2 hits and an unearned run, he was in line for the win until John Church gave up a 7th inning run to blow the 2-1 lead. Chasen Bradford worked a scoreless 9th for the save, his 3rd. Offensively, Matt Reynolds went off with 4 singles, including a single in the 9th, he scored the winning run.

1. cf Darrell Ceciliani 0 for 4, K, .359
2. ss Matt Reynolds 4 for 4, run, RBI (3), .383
5. 1b Jayce Boyd 1 for 3, BB, K, .174
6. lf Dustin Lawley 2 for 4, run, 2b (3), K, .200
7. rf Cory Vaughn 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .093
9. 2b Wilfredo Tovar 1 for 3, .317
Rainy Lara 6 IP, 2 H, UER, 3/1 BB/K, 1.47 era, 91:58:33, 5:7:1
John Church 2 IP, H, ER, 1/2 BB/K, HR, 4 era, BS (1), W (1-0), 35:22:13, 2:1:2
Chasen Bradford IP, H, 5.06 era, SV (3), 13:9:4, 3:

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 0/4/2 @ Fort Myers 4/6/0

Domingo Tapia was horrid tonight, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks in 4 innings to take the loss.

1. dh Dilson Herrera 1 for 3, .338
2. cf Brandon Nimmo 0 for 4, .381
5. 3b Aderlin Rodriguez 1 for 4, .217
8. ss Phillip Evans 0 for 2, BB, K, .280
Domingo Tapia 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BBs, 1.93 era, L (1-2), 6:4:0
Paul Sewald 2 IP, H, UER, BB, K, 0.00 era, 2:1:1
Julian Hilario 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 1/2 BB/K, 20.57 era, 2:1:2

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 3/7/0 vs Greenville 3/9/0, SUSPENDED bottom 6

Noah, Lara (6 ip, 2 h, uer, 3/1 bb/k, 91:58:33, 5:7:1) Tapia, Gant

Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday 2-2 bottom 8
St. Lucie Gameday @ 6pm
Savannah Gameday @ 6pm
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Binghamton Boxscore
St. Lucie Boxscore
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Las Vegas

Rafael Montero had his first rough start of the year going only 4 IP and giving up 4 runs.

Binghamton 3/7/10 vs New Hampshire 6/10/0

Darin Gorski started this game and gave a quality start but the Binghamton bats had a rough night against Blue Jays top prospect Aaron Sanchez. The game was tied in the 9th but Jon Velasquez gave up 3 runs in relief.

C Plawecki- 2-4,K,.286
3B Lawley- 1-4,R,.171
LF Vaughn- 1-3,2B,R,BB,.103

LHP Gorski- 6 IP,3 ER,6 H,3 HR,BB,6 K,91 Pitches/65 strikes,2.30 ERA,

St Luice 15/19/0 @ Fort Myers 9/12/2

Brandon Nimmo continued his hot start going 4-5 with a triple to raise his average to .407. Michael Fulmer started this game but got rocked for 8 runs in 2.1 IP. With this win,St Lucie improves their record to 9-6

CF Nimmo-4-5,BB,3B,2 RBI,3 R,.407
2B Herrerra-1-6,1 RBI,3 R,.338

RHP Lugo (In Relief)-5 IP,1 ER,3 H,2 BB,3 K,W,2.08 ERA

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18
Apr

4/18 Links

Montero, Gorski, Fulmer tonight. Savannah rained out
**All Games @ 7pm unless noted**
Las Vegas Gameday @ 930pm
Binghamton Gameday
St. Lucie Gameday
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