Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/23/11: Safe Havens

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/23

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*All results from games played on Sunday, May 22nd 2011

AAA - Buffalo Bisons (19-26)_______________________________________


  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, BB, 2 K; Despite good BB totals and excellent numbers overall, a K-rate nearing 30% isn't a particularly strong indicator of future success
  • 3B Michael Fisher: 0-3, R, 2 BB; Ends his 6-game hit streak and 4-game RBI streak
  • SS Chin-Lung Hu: 3-5, 2B, RBI, R, 2 K
  • RHP Josh Stinson: W, 6.1 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
  • REHAB ALERT: RHP Bobby Parnell: .1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K

AA - Binghamton Mets (13-26)_____________________________________

HARRISBURG 4, BINGHAMTON 1 (Box) Not the strongest effort by RHP Jeurys Familia but keep in mind that of the three runs he allowed in the first couple innings, two of them needed an error to help them come around. He clearly didn't have his best stuff in this one but he got on track and retired the last seven men he faced. Staying completely within character, the B-Mets lineup couldn't muster much support, scratching out just four hits, none with RISP.

  • SS Jordany Valdespin: DNP; After getting caught stealing in Saturday's game, Valdespin left with tighness in his hamstring and is listed as day-to-day
  • LF Eric Campbell: 0-3, K
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2B, RBI
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-4, 3 K
  • RHP Jeurys Familia: L, 5 IP, 2 ER, (1 unearned), 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, E(1); Walks have been up since the promotion as Familia learns that Double-A hitters won't chase as much

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (26-18)________________________________________


  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, HR(3), 2 K
  • RF Cesar Puello: 2-5, 2B, R, K; Back after missing a few games
  • CF Matt den Dekker: 0-4, R, BB, K
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 0-5, K
  • RF Juan Lagares: 2-4, R, K, E(2)
  • DH Pedro Zapata: 1-4, K
  • Francisco Pena: 2-4, SB(2)
  • RHP Kyle Allen: L, 4.1 IP, 4 ER (1 unearned), 9 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, WP; Lefties are batting .311 off Allen
  • REHAB ALERT - 2B Reese Havens: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB; And he's supposed to be rusty, damn this guy is good
  • REHAB UPDATE - OF Angel Pagan missed the game as he had to go back home to PR to attend to family business. He is expected to join Triple-A Buffalo in the coming days.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (21-22)__________________________________

GREENVILLE 4 SAVANNAH 5 (Box) The Gnats bats were completely silent for the first part of this one against Red Sox 2010 second-rounder Brandon Workman, who went six scoreless and allowed just two hits. However, coming into the eighth down 4-0, the Savannah lineup came alive against the Greenville 'pen. They would score all of their runs in a big five-run inning that included a bases-loaded, 3-RBI double from LF Cory Vaughn. Meanwhile LHP Angel Cuan provided 2+ innings of sterling relief to put this one to bed. Between Cuan and fellow lefty Josh Edgin, Savannah has a nice pairing of late-inning lefties that feature significantly different yet equally effective styles/looks.

  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-2, BB, K
  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, RBI, R
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R, CS(5); So much for that mini-slump, 6-for-11 SB% could use some work though
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-2, R, BB
  • 2B Robbie Shields: 2-4, R, K; Hit streak to 12, also made his first pro appearance at 2B which is a sign of things to come potentially sooner rather than later
  • Albert Cordero: 0-4; Back after a tight quad kept him out 10 days, now batting under .200 with just 3 XBH all season
  • DH Blake Forsythe: 1-3, RBI, R, BB, K
  • RHP Ryan Fraser: 6.1 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, HB, E(3); Solid results thus far but 4.5% K-rate is much lower than you'd expect from such a hard thrower
  • LHP Angel Cuan: W, 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K; Settling in nicely to a bullpen role

 Star of the Night 

I really want to give this one to 2B Reese Havens as he made his 2011 debut with a bang yesterday. So I'm going to. Havens reminded us all why he's considered a top 5 prospect in this system and a potential impact bat at the major league level when he's healthy with a tremendous game at the dish, especially considering the fact that he's basically a month behind the field. Let's all just hope that his offseason rib surgery put all of the injury ugliness behind him for good.

Goat of the Night
The horns are going to Kyle Allen today after a rough performance where he allowed ten baserunners in 4+ innings, putting St. Lucie behind the eight ball for good in their game.
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