Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/14: Off Days Galore

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday July 13, 2010.

It's a short entry today: only the New York-Penn and Gulf Coast Leagues were active on Tuesday due to the All-Star Game.

The Usual Suspects

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

SS-A Brooklyn (15-10)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 3-5, 3 R, K (.388/.439/.569); red-hot again
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB (.258/.352/.570); homer was his seventh
  • 1B Jeff Flagg: 0-5, 3 K (.320/.374/.577)
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 2-5, 2 R, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, BB (.250/.294/.625)
  • SP Mitchell Houck: 3.2 IP, 7 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (3-0, 2.90 ERA, 31.0 IP, 26 H, 12 BB, 28 K, 1 HR); first rough outing
  • RP Wes Wrenn: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 0 HR (2-2, 3.81 ERA, 26.0 IP, 32 H, 5 BB, 23 K, 2 HR); the seven hits isn't good but no walks and seven strikeouts more than makes up for it
  • Apparently ESPN scouting guru Keith Law was in attendance last night and while he liked Ceciliani, he had some rough things to say tweet about Cory Vaughn.  For any ESPN Insiders Law has since blogged in depth about his experience at MCU Park here.

RK GCL Mets (9-10)

  • 2B Randoll Santana: 1-4, R, SB (.250/.342/.313)
  • SS Robbie Shields: 0-2, R, 3 BB, SB (.283/.362/.400); been looking a little better of late
  • C Jeff Glenn: 0-4, 2 K (.276/.344/.414); just one hit in his last 12 at-bats
  • SP Zach Dotson: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR (0-1, 3.31 ERA, 16.1 IP, 12 H, 9 BB, 18 K, 0 HR); very strong start
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Carlos Muniz: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, HBP (1-0, 9.35 ERA, 8.2 IP, 12 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Brant Rustich: 0.1 IP, 4 ER, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 13.50 ERA, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR); also threw three wild pitches, one on the strikeout—Ollie Perez is smiling proudly right now

Star of the Night

I'm making Brian Harrison my star of the game. Harrison hit a triple and a homer yesterday, there were only two games played in the organization, and I like him, so there's plenty of reason. The Mets drafted Harrison this year in the 13th round out of Furman and is a legitimate sleeper. He mostly performed at college but just couldn't stay healthy, suffering through numerous injuries during his three seasons. He has a decent glove, some pop, and the ability to hit for average, though plate discipline will be something to watch. But he's off to a fine start so far, and hopefully he'll be able to stay on the field.

Our Goat is Mitchell Houck, Brooklyn's starter yesterday, who gave up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. I'm still intrigued by Houck thus far, however. The walk rate's a little high but manageable, the strikeouts are solid, and he's been getting ground balls. Small sample size warnings apply, of course.

System Roundup

  • Starter Mitchell Houck had a dreadful start, giving up seven runs in a little over three innings, but the Brooklyn offense chipped away at the lead tying the score at nine in the seventh. And in the ninth, Lowell reliever Wilson Matos was wild, loading the bases with a hit batsman and then uncorking a wild pitch to bring home the go-ahead run. The Cyclones tacked on two more to win 12-9. Boxscore
  • It had the makings of a great game. The GCL Mets got off to a great start. Zach Dotson was very sharp; the offense scored five runs over the first three innings. But Brant Rustich was completely unable to find the strike zone and before the Mets knew it, a 5-1 lead turned into a 6-5 deficit. And that turned into an 8-6 loss. Bright spots were Dotson, and homers by Julio Concepcion and Alexander Sanchez. Boxscore
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