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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/16

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Saturday, May 15 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo

  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-4 (.284/.340/.364)
  • 3B Mike Hessman: 2-3, HR(12), 2 RBI, K, BB (.306/.390/.672); Off of Orioles stud pitching prospect Jake Arrieta no less
  • CF Jason Pridie: 0-4, RBI (.271/.319/.361)
  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 1-3, R, BB (.356/.402/.423)
  • C JR House: 0-3, BB; Mets debut of the athletic, former Pittsburgh top prospect who was brought in along with Val
  • SP Pat Misch: 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 6 K (3-0, 3.30, 43.2 IP, 44 H, 9 BB, 25 K, 3 HR); Making a bid for that rotation spot

AA - Binghamton

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-5, 2 K (.313/.350/.493) The captain donned the silver sombrero
  • 1B Nick Evans: 1-5, 2B, 2K (.284/.383/.514)
  • 2B Reese Havens: 3-5, 2B, R, K; Binghamton debut
  • 3B Zack Lutz: 1-4, R (.271/.411/.525)
  • SP Brad Holt: 4 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K (0-3, 10.95, 12.1 IP, 22 H, 7 BB, 12 K, 1 HR); He's been way too hittable this season for a top prospect (.400 BAA)

Hi-A - St. Lucie

  • 2B Josh Satin: 2-4, RBI (.342/.434/.483); Streak at 12, shifted back to 2B with Havens gone
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 3-4, 3 2B, 2 R, K (.300/.342/.514) Nice game, played left today
  • LF-3B Eric Campbell: 1-3, RBI, R, BB (.347.420/.545)
  • 1b Stefan Welch: 0-4, RBI (.319/.367/.474) 
  • SP Eric Beaulac: 7.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K, WP (2-1, 4.13, 28.1 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 14 K, 0 HR); Followed Allen's lead with his best start of his season
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Ryota Igarashi: 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K; Worked around 92-94mph, supposedly none of the balls were hit hard and most importantly he reportedly felt very good.  Expect 3 more appearances and a return for next weekend.

Lo-A - Savannah

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-3, K, BB (.364/.418/.589); Hit streak at 9
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-4, HR(2) (.223/.333/.330) That's a start, now let's see some more
  • CF Juan Lagares: 1-4, RBI, SB(9) (.303/.318/.527)
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 1-3 (.248/.266/.358)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 0-3 (.233/.313/.271)
  • RHP Taylor Whitenton: 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K (1-1, 2.76, 29.2 IP, 18 H, 20 BB, 30 K, 1 HR); Needs to cut down on those walks to sustain this success
  • LHP Darren Gorski: 3 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K, WP (1-1, 2 S, 3.34, 29.2 IP, 27 H, 15 BB, 30 K, 2 HR)

Star of the Night


Let's give it to LHP Pat Misch on the night after a superb CG 4-hit shutout, reminiscent of his similarly brilliant performance last September against the Marlins.  For all the talk about R.A. Dickey deserving a look, Misch has pitched very well thus far (3-0, 3.30 ERA) and his timing isn't bad either as he threw this gem the same weekend that the Mets rotation lost/jettisoned two lefties.  I'd say there's nearly as good a shot that Misch comes up as Dickey, based on his decent showing with the Mets last season.

Goat of the Night:  Let's go with RHP Brad Holt who gave up 6 runs in only 4 innings and is really starting to make people forget about that electric 2008 NYPL debut.


System Roundup

  • LHP Pat Misch followed up Dickey's strong performance with one of his own on Saturday, throwing a 4-hit CG shutout in Buffalo's 4-0 win over longtime Mets affiliate Norfolk.  For the 2nd time in the series, the Bison hitters got to an O's top pitching prospect (this time RHP Jake Arrieta), running their win streak to 4 games.
  • Saturday also saw the return of bad Holt who once again was knocked around and really didn't give Binghamton too much of a chance in this one.  Although it would help if the B-Mets hitters would ever get going again (8 runs in prior 5 games).
  • St. Lucie started the Havens-less era in style with a 5-4 win over Jupiter.  They even fought back from an early, Igarashi-induced 2-run deficit and groundballer RHP Eric Beaulac shined in his best outing of the season.
  • Savannah completed the 4-game sweep of Rome with a 3-0 win on Saturday (over Colby Rasmus' younger brother, Cory) and extended their win streak to 5.  A couple more college arms shined as RHP Taylor Whitenton and LHP Darin Gorski combined on a 3-hit shutout and another nice sign as 3B Jefry Marte homered.

And to take a page from Alex's book, here's a look at the logo of St. Lucie's opponent this weekend, the Hi-A Daytona Cubs:


Apparently this organization really liked 1991.