New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 6/16/12: Featuring Hot DSL Action

I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me up maybe. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)


*All results from games played on Friday, June 15th

Take a look back at the complete 2012 AA Pre-Season Top 50 Mets Prospects list.

And send all of your questions about the Mets farm system to AAProspectMailbag@gmail.com to see them answered here!


AAA - Buffalo Bisons (1-1)_______________________________________

PAWTUCKET 8, BUFFALO 3 (Box)

The Pawtucket line-up made mincemeat of Dylan Owen, as the Sox continue to dominate the IL North division. The scuffling Bisons have now lost 5 of 7 and dropped to fourth in their division. On the bright side, Matt den Dekker hit his first AAA home run, Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless inning out of the pen, and both Ronny Cedeno and Justin Turner made rehab appearances and are probably less than a week away from joining the big club. I know Eric is probably super thrilled about that last part.

REHAB ALERT: Ronny Cedeno and Justin Turner both started for the Bisons last night. Cedeno played SS, Turner 2B and both went 1-4. Turner looks like he will be up as soon as today to take the spot of a DL'd Jason Bay.

AA - Binghamton Mets (31-32)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 4, ALTOONA 3 (Box)

The B-Mets kicked off their weekend set with Altoona with a comeback victory as Binghamton continues to flirt with .500. Gonzalez Germen pitched well again, but was victimized by some shoddy defense behind him, leading to two unearned runs and a 3-0 deficit. A three-run rally in the sixth put Binghamton back on top, though, and Ryan Fraser and Armando Rodriguez combined for three innings of scoreless relief work and seven strikeouts.

  • CF Juan Lagares: 0-4, K
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, R, 2 K, E (10); With St. Lucie at the all-star break and Flores breathing down Binghamton's neck, be very interested to see in what direction the Mets go.
  • 2B Reese Havens: 1-3, R, BB
  • C Juan Centeno: 1-2, BB, SB (1)
  • RHP Gonzalez Germen: W, 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 6 K, HB; Germen is such a weird prospect. He's been old for every level, doesn't really have a breaking ball, and has never been dominant, usually because he's too hittable. But he's always been good, has above average fastball velocity and a decent change-up. He has excellent control, gets groundballs and can give you innings.
  • RHP Armando Rodriguez: SV, 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K; About ready for AAA.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (48-17)________________________________________

All-Star weekend for St. Lucie as the Mets send seven to tonight's festivities.

    Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (1-1)__________________________________

    SAVANNAH 5, ROME 4 (Box)

    State Mutual Stadium is clearly not Turner Field, as the Gnats won their second straight on the road against the Braves A-ball affiliate. Again, good pitching set the tone, as Rafael Montero continues to get the job done against the Sally League. However, his walk last night did increase his BB/9 rate to over 1.0. For shame. The Gnats' bats broke out early on a bases clearing double from Gregory Pron, their only extra base hit of the night, and the pen managed to hold on as Jeffrey Walters racked up his third save of the year and lowered his ERA to 0.99. Not too shabby for a guy that failed to turn heads as a starter in Brooklyn last year.

    DSL Look-in

    The Dominican Summer League has kicked off so let's take a peak in at some of the more interesting names playing there.

    Last year's big international signing Jose Garcia is off to a solid start. The 17 year old catcher is hitting .290/.368/.355 in 11 games. He's only struck out 3 times in 36 plate appearances.

    A couple of 18 year olds that are repeating the league have made big improvements as well. 3B Elvis Sanchez (who struck out of walked in half his PAs in the DSL last year) is hitting .333/.487/.600. Ks are still an issue, but he is making more contact this year, and more hard contact as well. OF Vicente Lupo is also raking, posting a .375/.510/.700 line in 12 games. He's hit three home runs and has posted a 7:4 BB:K ratio in 47 PAs. Obviously it's early, but those two could find themselves stateside sometime this year if they continue to rake.


    Star of the Night

    I thought I was ahead of the game rating Rafael Montero as high as I did coming into this season. I might have been too low. If he can continue to make strides with his K rate, he could make a quantum leap up Mets prospect lists.

    Goat of the Night

    Yep. I can't bear to type his name here, but yep. Rules are rules.
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