We're a week into spring training games and, even though there haven't been any official cuts, and even though it's nigh impossible to draw any meaningful conclusions from spring training performances, we nevertheless have some inkling of the likely fortunes of some of the players in camp.
|Michael Antonini, LHP||Had a bad intra-squad game last week.|
|Tony Armas, RHP||Is he even in camp?|
|Adam Bostick, LHP||A run on a hit and three walks in one inning. Yea, it's just an inning, but he's not going to get too many more.|
|Rocky Cherry, RHP*||Three hits and a run in an inning of work, but he's a Rule 5 draftee so he's got some wind at his back.|
|Valerio De Los Santos, LHP||One inning. One run. Can these guys do anything else?|
|Matt DeSalvo, RHP||Gets a lot of groundballs but doesn't do anything else particularly well.|
|Elmer Dessens, RHP||38 years old. Has had exactly one good year as a starter and zero as a reliever.|
|Nelson Figueroa, RHP||Three innings! One run. One homerun. Two strikeouts!|
|Casey Fossum, LHP||Coupla innings, no runs, two hits, two whiffs.|
|Freddy Garcia, RHP||Roughed up in his first spring start, coughing up four runs on two hits and three walks in two-thirds of an inning.|
|Dillon Gee, RHP||One hit allowed in two innings of work. His odds are long, but he's been better than most.|
|Livan Hernandez, RHP||Was un-terrible in the same game in which Garcia got mauled. Still fat.|
|Brandon Knight, RHP*||Not good.|
|Eddie Kunz, RHP*||Hasn't pitched. Is that bad?|
|Tom Martin, LHP||Struck out the only batter he faced. Also, likes killing animals for sport. Manly.|
|Carlos Muniz, RHP*||Bupkis.|
|Jon Niese, LHP*||Not doing himself any favors just yet.|
|Darren O'Day, RHP*||Apparently not injured, the Rule 5 selection from the Angels has thrown two scoreless innings.|
|Bobby Parnell, RHP*||Good: two scoreless innings. Bad: three walks.|
|Connor Robertson, RHP*||Two scoreless innings for the Diamondbacks' answer to Omar Minaya's pleas of "I don't care. I'll take anybody." while shopping Scott Schoeneweis this winter.|
|Heriberto Ruelas, LHP||In camp. Pitched. Not good.|
|Kyle Snyder, RHP||One hit in one inning, a'singin', "Tri-ple-A, just a bus ride a-way".|
|Brian Stokes, RHP*||I like the dude. Two strikeouts and a homerun allowed in three innings.|
|Tobi Stoner, RHP||Soon to be joining Billy Bong Thornton and Wesley Pipes in Triple-A Buffalo.|
|John Switzer, LHP||He pitched an inning the other day, so there's that, I guess.|
= Chance of making the Mets is unchanged.
= Chance of making the Mets is going down.
= Chance of making the Mets is going up.
* = player on 40-man roster