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Mets Winter League Update

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A way of keeping track of all our favorite farmies during the cold winter. So far the standouts are the four hitters with the most ABs. Here are some highlights: Arizona Fall League -We all know Ike Davis has been lighting it up with 9 XBH and a 1.010 OPS in just 54 PAs. Davis has been announced to as the lone Mets AFL participant who will go to Rising Stars game, which will air on the MLB Network this Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8PM. -Ruben Tejada is also holding his own as one of the younger players on the circuit, hitting .316 / .372 / .395 in 42 PAs. -Jenrry Mejia has been getting absolutely rocked. The positives include reports of his fastball frequently hitting 97 mph and reaching as high as 99 and the fact that he's struck out nine in 7.2 IP, but he's also walked nine and given up 14 hits, good for an ugly 12.91 ERA. -Pure speculation, but the fact that Lucas Duda has played in just two games begs the injury question. Reese Havens has also only played four games, but as a member of the taxi squad, he's only available twice a week, so there's no such concern here. -Scott Moviel is yet to give up a run in seven innings, but with a mark of 1.00 in both K/BB (3/3) and GO/AO, luck seems to be a factor here. -Eric Niesen hasn't been nearly as fortunate, having given up a stunning 10 earned runs in just 3.2 innings. -A look at the team pitching stats for the AFL tells you a bit about what kind of league it is. Three of the six teams in the league have staff ERAs over 6.00. Something to keep in mind when thinking about AFL performances. Caribbean Leagues -On the Caribbean Scene, Josh Thole has been pretty stellar with a .406 / .500 / .547 line and a ridiculous 11/5 BB/K in 76 PAs in the VWL. -Chris Carter has been solid in the VWL as well, with a .306 / .382 / .449 line and 6/7 BB/K in 55 PAs. It'd be nice to see a bit more power, but any kind of production is encouraging. -Tobi Stoner, playing the DWL, represents the one bright spot on the pitching side, though with just 9 Ks in 17 IP his .183 BAA does not seem remotely sustainable. I would not expect his 1.06 ERA and 0.82 WHIP to hold up for long. To his credit, he has issued just 3 BBs. -What's that? Lance Broadway has a 2.79 ERA? Could the much maligned return on Ramon Castro actually be doing something productive? With a 14/10 K/BB in 19.1 IP, it doesn't seem likely.

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