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Jul

7/25 Links

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 2/9/0 @ Reno 12/14/0

1. 2b Dilson Herrera 0 for 3, run, 2 BBs, K, .331
2. 3b TJ Rivera 1 for 5, 2b (16), 2 RBI (20), .309
6. rf Travis Taijeron 1 for 3, K, .275
Tyler Pill 0.2 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 3 BBs, 7.60 era, L (2-6)
a whole bunch of other relievers who got shelled
Vic Black ip, 2 h, 9.95 era, 10:7:3, 2:1

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 2/6/1 @ Trenton 1/9/0 in 17 innings

Gavin Cecchini took an 0-fer for a second straight game, and Brandon Nimmo singled twice and walked (intentionally) as the BMets outlasted Trenton in a 17 inning marathon, getting their winning run off a position player in the 17th inning.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 0 for 6, BB, K, .300
5. cf Brandon Nimmo 2 for 5, BB, .283
Robert Gsellman 7.1 IP, 4 H, ER, 1/2 BB/K, 3.47 era, 98:63:35, 15:3:2
Josh Smoker 1.1 IP, H, BB, K, 1.23 era, 21:11:10, 2:0:1
Paul Sewald 1.1 IP, 1.56 era
Matt Koch 2 IP, 2 H, BB, 2.98 era
Adam Kolarek 2 IP, 2/1 BB/K, 4.69 era
Beck Wheeler 2 IP, 2 H, 1/3 BB/K, 4.50 era, W (5-1)
Jon Velasquez IP, 2 Ks, 2.08 era, SV (15)

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie DELUGE

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 16/18/2 @ Hagerstown 5/11/2

2. ss Luis Guillorme 3 for 5, 2 runs, 2 RBI (40), BB, .302
3. rf Wuilmer Becerra 1 for 5, 2 runs, BB, K, .288
4. 3b Eudor Garcia 4 for 5, 3 runs, 3 3b (16), HR (8), 5 RBI (41), BB, .287
5. cf John Mora 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (15), HR (4), 3 RBI (49), BB, .272
6. c Tomas Nido 2 for 6, 2 runs, RBI (31), .260
Corey Oswalt 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4/3 R/ER, 1/2 BB/K, 3.91 era, W (7-4)
Cam Griffin 2.2 IP, 3 H, UER, 2 Ks, 2.18 era
Tim Peterson IP, H, BB, K, 1 era

A- New York Penn League: Brooklyn 3/7/0 @ Mahoning Valley 4/6/3

3. 2b Vinny Siena 0 for 4, BB, 2 Ks, .325
4. 3b David Thompson 0 for 2, K, .264
6. dh Brandon Brosher 1 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .182
7. c Jose Garcia 0 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .237
Tyler Badamo 6 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2/3 BB/K, 3.59 era, L (1-4), 81:48:33, 9:3:3
Corey Taylor IP, H, K, 0.00 era
Carlos Valdez IP, H, 0.63 era

R+ Appalachian League: Kingsport 5/8/3 vs Elizabethon 1/3/2

1. lf Kevin Kaczmarski 2 for 3, run, BB, .330
2. rf Arnaldo Berrios 0 for 3, run, 2 Ks, .220
3. 1b Dash Winningham 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .279
6. cf Ivan Wilson 2 for 4, run, HR (1), 3 RBI (4), 2 Ks, .125
8. ss Dale Burdick 1 for 3, 2b (1), BB, K, .156
Audry German 7 IP, 2 H, ER, 3/1 BB/K, 2.68 era, W (5-0)
Joe Shaw IP, H, 2 Ks, 5.40 era
Dillon Becker IP, K, 0.00 era

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Jul

7/24 Links

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 9/14/1 vs Fresno 4/8/1

1. 2b Dilson Herrera 2 for 4, run, 2b (16), RBI (19), BB, K, .337
2. 3b TJ Rivera 2 for 4, run, 2b (15), K, .312
6. rf Travis Taijeron 0 for 2, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, .274
Dillon Gee 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4/3 R/ER, 1/9 BB/K, HR, 6.35 era, W (4-1)
Chase Huchingson 1.2 IP, BB, K, 1 era
Zach Thorton IP, H, BB, K, 3.65 era
Vic Black IP, H, 10.80 era, 13:8:5, 1:1:0

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 3/8/1 @ Trenton 7/11/2

John Gant got roughed up early, giving up 5 runs in the first 3 innings, and never did settle down, ultimately surrendering all 7 runs (6 earned) on 9 hits in five and a third for his 5th EL loss. Dario Alvarez and Akeel Morris pitched the final 2.2 innings, striking out 3 between them. Gavin Cecchini and Michael Conforto took 0-fers.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 0 for 5, K, .306
3. lf Michael Conforto 0 for 5, K, .312
5. cf Brandon Nimmo 1 for 3, BB, K, .281
John Gant 5.1 IP, 9 H, 7/6 R/ER, 1/3 BB/K, 4.70 era, L (4-5), 96:63:33, 9:2:3
Dario Alvarez 0.2 IP, H, 1/2 BB/K, 3.19 era, 22:11:11
Akeel Morris 2 IP, H, K, 6.10 era, 22:17:5, 3:1:1

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie doubleheader RAIN

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 10/8/1 @ Hagerstown 9/11/2

2. ss Luis Guillorme 0 for 3, run, RBI (38), BB, .298
3. rf Wuilmer Becerra 0 for 4, run, BB, K, .290
4. 3b Eudor Garcia 2 for 5, 3 runs, 2b (13), .278
5. lf John Mora 2 for 3, run, 2b (14), 3b (11), 3 RBI (46), 2 BBs, .269
7. c Tomas Nido 2 for 4, 2b (13), 2 RBI (30), K, .258
Scarlyn Reyes 5 IP, 6 H, 4/3 R/ER, 5/3 BB/K, 3.40 era, W (10-4)
Ben Griset IP, K, 3.46 era
Alberto Baldonado 2 IP, H, 3 Ks, 1.90 era
Christian Montgomery 0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 2/1 BB/K, 27 era
Jimmy Duff 0.1 IP, H, 3.15 era, SV (11)

A- New York Penn League: Brooklyn 3/8/3 @ West Virginia 8/9/0

4. 3b David Thompson 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .270
5. dh Brandon Brosher 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .173
Kevin Canelon 4 IP, 6 H, 5/2 R/ER, 2/3 BB/K, 4.33 era, L (2-2)
Craig Missigman 2 IP, UER, 1/2 BB/K, 1.10 era
Ruben Reyes 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, K, 3.75 era
Alex Palsha 0.2 IP, K, 0.00 era
Nicco Blank IP, H, BB, K, 3.86 era

R+ Appalachian League: Kingsport 5/6/2 vs Pulaski 2/6/1

2. ss Dale Burdick 0 for 3, run, RBI (1), K, .143
3. 1b Dash Winningham 1 for 4, 2 RBI (21), .290
6. cf Kevin Kaczmarski 1 for 4, 2b (7), .319
8. lf Arnaldo Berrios 1 for 3, run, BB, K, .228
Thomas McLiraith 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 1/5 BB/K, HR, 1.72 era, W (2-0)
Erik Manoah 4 IP, H, ER, 4 Ks, HR, 6.04 era, SV (2), 4:2:4 (last 2 outings: 8 ip, 2 h, 2 er, 2/9 bb/k)

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Jul

7/23 Links

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 4/7/1 vs Fresno 12/14/1

1. dh Dilson Herrera 1 for 4, 2 runs, RBI (18), BB, K, .333
2. lf Jayce Boyd 2 for 5, 2 2b (8), 2 RBI (9), 2 Ks, .279
7. rf Travis Taijeron 0 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .277
Darin Gorski 5 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2/8 BB/K, HR, 5.05 era, L (8-7)
Chasen Bradford IP, 2 H, ER, 3.59 era
Scott Rice IP, BB, K, 2.22 era
John Church IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 HR, 4.84 era
Zach Thorton IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K, 3.74 era

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 9/12/3 @ New Britain 5/13/2

Michael Fulmer had another fantastic outing, scattering 6 hits and a walk over 5 shutout innings, striking out a career high tying 9 in the process. Gavin Cecchini had another 4 hit game, his 3rd in his last 11 games, he’s now hitting .310 on the season. Michael Conforto had two singles and a walk in 5 trips.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 4 for 5, run, 3b (3), .310
3. lf Michael Conforto 2 for 4, RBI (26), BB, .321
5. cf Brandon Nimmo 0 for 4, run, BB, K, .280
Michael Fulmer 5 IP, 6 H, 1/9 BB/K, 2.03 era, W (5-2), 82:58:24, 3:2:9
Beck Wheeler IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB, K, 4.74 era
Akeel Morris IP, 2 H, ER, 2 Ks, HR, 7.56 era, 22:14:8, 1:0:2
Adam Kolarek IP, 2 H, ER, BB, HR, 4.89 era
Josh Smoker IP, K, 1.50 era, 11:8:3, 1:1:1

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie RAIN

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 3/9/1 @ Hagerstown 4/11/1

2. ss Luis Guillorme 2 for 4, 2 RBI (37), K, .300
3. rf Wuilmer Becerra 0 for 4, K, .294
4. dh Eudor Garcia 1 for 4, run, 3b (3), 2 Ks, .275
5. lf John Mora 2 for 4, 2b (13), RBI (43), K, .265
Michael Gibbons 5.1 IP, 10 H, 4/3 R/ER 3/2 BB/K, 2 HR, 4.15 era, L (0-3)
Tim Peterson 1.2 IP, H, BB, K, 1.13 era
Ben Griset IP, K, 3.60 era

A- New York Penn League: Brooklyn 1/6/5 @ West Virginia 8/9/2

5. 3b David Thompson 1 for 3, .271
6. c Brandon Brosher 0 for 3, K, .188
Matt Blackham 1.1 IP, 7 H, 6/4 R/ER, 1/2 BB/K, 3.82 era, L (2-2)
Dawrin Frias 2.2 IP, H, 2 ER, 1/3 BB/K, 4.91 era
Luis Mateo 3 IP, H, 3 Ks, 0.00 era, 5:2:3
PJ Conlon IP, 0.00 era

R+ Appalachian League: Kingsport 5/11/2 vs Pulaski 6/14/0

1. dh Raphael Ramirez 1 for 3, run, 3b (5), RBI (7), BB, K, .242
>>ph,dh Luis Carpio 1 for 1, .303
2. ss Dale Burdick 0 for 5, K, .154
3. 1b Dash Winningham 2 for 5, 2 2b (9), K, .291
5. cf Ivan Wilson 0 for 4, BB, 4 Ks, .050
6. lf Kevin Kaczmarski 1 for 4, run, .322
8. rf Arnaldo Berrios 1 for 4, run, 2b (2), 3 Ks, .224
Harol Gonzalez 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2/7 BB/K, 3.79 era, 4:2:7
Merandy Gonzalez 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2/4 BB/K, 6.14 era, L (0-1)
Chase Ingram 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1/2 BB/K, 4.50 era, BS (1)

The 1962 New York Mets
With 300+ PAs (wRC+)

Ashburn 473; 124
Thomas 633; 113
Mantilla 518; 93
Hickman 452; 93
Neal 579; 90
Throneberry 396; 89
Christopher 314; 89
Chacon 449; 85
Kanehl 378; 63
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The 2015 New York Mets
With 100+ PAs (wRC+)

Granderson 396; 120
Duda 383; 118
Tejada 236; 96
Cuddyer 314; 95
Murphy 290; 94
Flores 346; 88
Lagares 352; 73
Campbell 175; 73
Plawecki 192; 67
Mayberry 114; 61

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LHSP Steven Matz (+2) Matz, still technically eligible for this list, won’t be in about a month or so. No need to really talk about him, but he’s got legit top of the rotation upside, as do… well… 3 of his rotation mates (cackle).

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01. LF Michael Conforto (+3) Conforto is having a terrific season so far, hitting a combined .295/.369//474/.844 between St. Lucie and Binghamton with 22 doubles and 10 homers in 80 games. Conforto profiles as a bat first left fielder who should hit between 20 and 30 homers in the majors, along with 30 to 40 doubles, and provide average-ish defense and a .280ish batting average. His ETA is mid 2016

02. SS Amed Rosario (+5) Rosario has been pushed extremely hard by this front office, so much so that he’s playing in St. Lucie as a 19 year old, and was holding his own until a hand injury forced him from action in early July. Rosario had a tremendous month of May, putting up a .318/.370/.455/.824 line in 29 games, 110 ABs, with 11 XBH (7 2b, 4 3b) and 8 walks along the way. Rosario is a very good defensive shortstop who has a very high offensive ceiling, and if he fulfills his promise, should be one of the top shortstops in baseball in a few years. His ETA is probably sometime in 2018.

03. SS Gavin Cecchini (+8) Cecchini’s made tremendous strides offensively over the last calendar year or so, especially in the “making contact” department. From July 23rd last year to July 6th of this year, Cecchini’s struck out just 47 times in 407 ABs (10.4% K rate), and he’s popped 35 XBH over that span. A June 2015 slump depresses those numbers, as well. Cecchini profiles as an average to a tick above average defensive shortstop with solid offensive instincts which could lead to a .285/.340/.430 line down the road. His ETA is mid 2016.

04. RHSP Michael Fulmer (+10) Fulmer’s having a very good season at age 22 in Binghamton, after a couple of lost seasons due to injury following his breakout 2012 in Savannah. Fulmer is flashing a fastball up to 98 MPH with a sharp slider and good curve, so at minimum, there’s a high leverage reliever in here, but development of his changeup would lead to him fulfilling mid rotation upside (or greater). His ETA is mid to late 2016

05. 1B Dominic Smith (+6) Smith got off to an abysmal start this season, hitting just .149/.197/.164/.361 through his first 67 ABs, but since then, he’s been torrid, hitting .343/.387/.486/.872 with 26 XBH in 210 ABs (24 2b, 2 HR). Smith is an above average defensive 1b (not that that means much at that position), who should hit for more power as he matures. Right now, the expectation is for him to spend the majority of the remainder of 2015 in St. Lucie, with maybe an August cameo in Binghamton. His ETA is mid 2017.

06. OF Brandon Nimmo (-1) Nimmo is having a very disappointing season repeating Binghamton, hitting just .274/.346/.463/.709 with 17 XBH in 259 ABs, and just a .294/.345/.314/.659 line against lefties in 51 ABs. For comparison’s sake, last year, Nimmo hit .238/.339/.396/.735 with 22 XBH in 240 AA ABs.

07. RHSP Casey Meisner (+10) Meisner is having a very strong season, with a 2.21 composite ERA between Savannah (2.13) and St. Lucie (2.40). While his strikeouts are down slightly (7.82 in A, 6.60 in A+) and walks are up slightly (2.25 in A, 3.00 in A+), his FIPs are nearly identical (3.64, 3.66). Meisner profiles as a mid rotation starter right now, with significantly more upside if he adds velocity.

08. OF Wuilmer Becerra (+10) Becerra is having a very strong season in the power suppressing Grayson Stadium, with 30 XBH in 289 ABs, including 8 homers (tho he has not homered since June 12th), he’s posting a 130 wRC+, virtually identical to the 133 he put up last year in Kingsport. His walk rate is identical, and he has cut his strikeout rate down slightly from 24.1% to 21.6%. Still just 20 years old, Becerra is a long way away, but he’s starting to make strides.

09. RHSP Marcos Molina (UNCH) Molina has top of the rotation stuff, but his violent arm-only delivery may relegate him to the bullpen. He went down on May 13th with a right elbow injury, and his status is still very much up in the air

10. 3b/1b Jhoan Urena (UNCH) Urena’s had a very rough season in being aggresively promoted to St. Lucie, hitting just .210, but he’s still very talented, and has a good idea of the strike zone, with solid pop from both sides. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him repeating St. Lucie next season, when he’ll be just 21 years old.

11. SS Milton Ramos (+14)
12. RHSP Josh Prevost (+10)
13. OF Raphael Ramirez (+26)
14. OF Desmond Lindsay (NEW)
15. LHSP Thomas Szapucki (NEW)
16. LHSP Max Wotell (NEW)
17. LHSP Jake Simon (NEW)
18. SS Luis Carpio (NEW)
19. RHSP Luis Cessa (+30)
20. RHSP Seth Lugo (NEW)
21. RHSP Robert Gsellman (NEW)

22. INF/2b Matt Reynolds (-2)
23. RHSP Matt Bowman (-10)
24. RHSP Gabriel Ynoa (-9)
25. SS Luis Guillorme (+18)

26. RHSP Rob Whalen (-5)