Mets Top Prospects Performance Meter - August

The landscape of the Mets farm system has changed quite a bit since our last performance meter so let's take a look at 25 of the most interesting names out there, shall we?

Once again, these aren't necessarily the top 25 players, rather a bunch of guys who have caught my fancy for one reason or another. And this time let's sort them by level, in descending order.

            Player  Level This Month Comment
 LHP Mark Cohoon Triple-A If he made strides in July, August undid them and then some. The 5.76 ERA and plummeting K-rates were bad enough but it's the uncharacteristically awful control that bothers me.
 3B Zach Lutz Triple-A Weird month for Lutz: Six homers with an .875 OPS ain't bad but his K% skyrocketed as he had a stretch of 8 out of 9 multi-K games. Recent reports of continued concussion symptoms will shut him down for the season.
 IF Josh Satin Triple-A More of the same from Satin. Good average, lots of doubles, good amount of walks, but he strikes out a bit much. That hasn't changed anywhere in the minors and I don't expect it to now in the bigs.
 RHP Chris Schwinden Triple-A Following his breakout first half, his post-ASB slide continues. He's allowed four or more runs in four of six August starts, good for a 5.63. Regardless, expect to see him in Queens before long.
 IF Jordany Valdespin Triple-A Got the call to Triple-A in early August and just kept on trucking. Batting .297 with Bisons -- including .400 over his last ten -- though the 4:19 BB-to-K rate will hurt a lot more in the show.
 OF Eric Campbell Double-A
Atrocious first half -- .210, 272 SLG -- revoked prospect status. .377/.424/.610 in August is going a long way to get it back.
 OF Matt den Dekker Double-A
He continues to showcase unexpected pop -- five homers in August, 17 overall -- but he just can't find any consistency at the dish thanks to a K-rate that's nearing 30%.
 RHP Jeurys Familia Double-A
July brought some shoulder concerns but he seems to be back to normal. Results are back -- 3.38 Aug. ERA with over a K/IP -- and so is the mid-90's fb velocity.
 RHP Matt Harvey Double-A
After early struggles, Harvey seems to have figured out Double-A hitters. Over his last 44 IP, he's posting a 2.86 ERA with 48 K's, a .221 opp. avg. and just one homer allowed.
 2B Reese Havens Double-A After all the injury drama August has been a reminder why Havens is almost certainly the Mets future at second base: .333/.424/.564 with 4 bombs and 12 walks vs. 17 K's
 RHP Brad Holt Double-A Frankly, he's looked excellent in relief. After an understandably rough first few outings as he transitioned to relief, over his last 17.2 IP (12 games) he's posted a 2.62 ERA with a .208 opp. avg., 17 K's and 6 BB's.
 OF Juan Lagares Double-A Proving that first half in St. Lucie was no joke, he's been better in Bingo. In 140+ ab's he's posted a .940 OPS with a couple bombs and nine steals, despite continued poor K/BB rates. Looking more and more like a major leaguer.
 OF Gilbert Gomez Hi-A Ultra-toolsy 19-yr old had a decent second season in GCL, was called across complex when they needed a body to play OF. Funny thing is he's been outstanding in 60+ ab's, putting his name firmly on the map.
 LHP Darin Gorski Hi-A Same old dominance for Gorski. 1.61 ERA in August, second time he's walked just two guys in a month, won the FSL Pitcher of the Year. Deserved the call but space in Bingo has been limited all year.
 OF Cesar Puello Hi-A For the second straight year Puello is following a down first half with a big second, including a .333/.413/.426 August.
 RHP Zack Wheeler Hi-A After a tough first start, Wheeler has been as good as advertised, posting a 0.78 over his next five. Conversely, Beltran's performance as a Giant so far is exactly why you don't trade studs like this for rentals.
 C Camden Maron Lo-A Recently promoted to Savannah after stellar campaign in Kingsport. Capped it with a .345 August including two bombs, two stolen bases and 19 BB's vs. just 9 K's.
 LHP Jack Leathersich
Lo-A
The 2011 fifth rounder has absolutely exploded onto the scene in pro ball. It isn't the 1.04 August ERA that amazes me, it's the 16 K's in 8 IP. And he's actually above 2 K/IP for the season. Interested to see what he'll look like as a starter.
 RHP Rafael Montero Short Season-A
Under-the-radar 20-yr old with a big arm destroyed the DSL/GCL. Finding the NYPL a lot tougher though, posting a mid-4 ERA after four starts. Still one to watch going forward.
 RHP Domingo Tapia Short Season-A After uneven results all year, the 19-yr old fireballer got hot in August, allowing just 3 runs over 24 IP and forcing a late-season promotion to Brooklyn. K-rate is still surprisingly low but with his extreme GB rates that's acceptable.
 OF Brandon Nimmo Rookie (Kingsport)
The kid from Cheyenne played in ten games, struck out a a bit much, hit a couple bombs too though. Really it doesn't matter, it's just cool that he's playing right now and you may see him in Brooklyn soon.
 RHP Akeel Morris Rookie (Kingsport)
Outdid himself on the 'effectively wild' scale in August, posting a .111 opp. avg. but walking 17 over 16.2 IP. Will be interesting to see 1) if he can reign in the control and 2) if he's as effective when he does.
 RHP Juan Urbina Rookie (Kingsport)
Somewhat disappointing results from the 18-year old but seemed to figure things out in August, posting a 3.71 ERA and nearly a K/IP. Still early but must keep the ball in the park better.
 RHP Luis Mateo Rookie (DSL)
Old for the DSL (21) but once highly-touted IFA arm put up video game numbers: 2.00 ERA in 63 IP with .194 opp. avg., 88 K's and 5(!) walks. Very interested to see what he'll do at higher levels.
 3B Elvis Sanchez Rookie (DSL) With the DSL season over, I've just got to point out this weirdness one more time: .157/.367/.222. Second in the league in walks, seventh in strikeouts.
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