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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/22: One Down, 469 To Go

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Monday, June 21, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (36-33)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 1-5, K (.252/.295/.420)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 1-3, RBI, BB (.222/.276/.407) Strange numbers considering he's hit in 6 of his 7 Triple-A games so far
  • C Josh Thole: 0-2, 2 BB (.278/.363/.449)
  • CF Jorge Padilla: 0-4, BB
  • SS Justin Turner: 3-4, BB (.284/.355/.386) I know he's not significant long term but I'm certainly not upset that we picked him up thus far
  • SP Dylan Owen: 5 IP, 6 ER , 9 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (3-3, 6.39, 38 IP, 48 H, 16 BB, 30 K, 3 HR) He just doesn't have the stuff to survive more advanced hitters
  • RP Roy Merritt: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K; Nice bounceback

AA - Binghamton (34-35)

  • Night Off
  • Join the B-Mets tomorrow for a 'Salute to Boy Bands Night' at NYSEG Stadium; watch the tasteful, yet understated video preview here.

Hi-A - St. Lucie (31-34)

    Game 1
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-3 (.301/.359/.466)
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-3, K, E(13) (.306/.359/.400)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, 2 K (.276/.309/.343)
  • RF Joey August: 0-3 (.306/.365/.397)
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 6.2 IP, 1 ER (1 unearned), 4 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 2 HBP (0-4, 6.16, 49.2 IP, 50 H, 32 BB, 49 K, 2 HR) Probably his best start of the season; despite the poor totals that 2.00 GB/FB rate gives me some hope 
  • Game 2
  • Makeup from 4/18 was postponed due to rain (again), expect a double dip probably tomorrow
  • Look for Calos Beltran to start rehab games in PSL this Thursday!

Lo-A Savannah (42-28)

  • SAL All-Star Break - The Gnats hunt for the second half title begins Thursday
  • Let me just say congrats to the Gnats for an impressive and extremely entertaining first half; watch the highlights, celebrations and some coach/player reactions from Sunday night's clincher here.
    ------------------------------------- SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES ----------------------------------------

SS-A Brooklyn (3-0)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, 3B, R, K (.278/.500/.900) Watch video of that triple here
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, 3B, HR(1), 2 RBI, 3 R, BB, K (.188/.278/.500) Connected on the Cyclones first bomb of the season, watch it here
  • 1B Jeff Flagg0-4, K (.375/.444/.500)
  • SP Wes Wrenn: 6 IP, 2 ER,  6 H, 1 BB, 6 K; The stout righty out of the The Citadel looked very solid tonight; wouldn't be surprised if this '09 35th rounder turned into another pleasant late-round surprise a la Dillon Gee, Tobi Stoner, etc.

RK - GCL Mets (1-0)

  • DH Robbie Shields: 0-3, BB; The '09 3rd rounder from DII Fla. Southern played last year at Brooklyn so I wouldn't expect him around these parts for long
  • CF Tillman Pugh: 0-0, HBP, left game; Ultra toolsy, ultra raw 2010 15th rounder certainly started the season off on the wrong foot, no word on how serious an injury 
  • SS Randoll Santana: 2-3, RBI, R, SB(1); Stole 47 bases in just 67 games in the DSL last year while batting .281

Star of the Night

In only his 3rd professional appearance, tonight RF Cory Vaughn is the star.  A nice 2-for-3 with a triple and his first professional bomb, not too shabby; only 469 more to catch dad.  THIS is why you sign early and get your ass on the field.  Seriously, tons of credit to Vaughn who could have just as easily held out for more money and as the son of a pretty notable big leaguer, would anyone have even batted an eye?  Kyle Drabek anyone?  Either way, this 2010 4th rounder out of SD State (yes, he played with Strasburg) is definitely an ineresting player and though he didn't put up gaudy numbers in college, he's certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Goat of the Night:  I'm going with St. Lucie 2B Jordany Valdespin tonight.  He probably doesn't deserve it as he had one of the few hits for the Mets and everyone is allowed to make errors now and then but the starter Familia had kept their anemic offense in the game all night long and really could have used some support late in this one.  Instead Valdespin put him squarely behind the 8-ball and so I declare that he gets the horns.


System Roundup

  • The Bisons lost their third straight tonight in the opener of their series with Gwinnett, 7-2.  It was their third straight game giving up 7 or more runs while scoring 3 or less.  That's pretty indicative of the way they've played lately, poor pitching and weak hitting.  In this one, RHP Dylan Owen was roughed up early and when he did straighten things out and retire 10 straight going into the 5th, he was pulled for a pinch hitter as Manager Ken Oberkfell was forced to pounce on a rare run-scoring opportunity (which obviously didn't work out).  The offense really didn't get anything going tonight; suddenly the IL's most potent lineup is littered with washed up waiver fodder and is performing accordingly.
  • A pretty good one from RHP Jeurys Familia (finally) was wasted as the Mets lost to the Marauders 3-2.  Though effectively wild, Familia deserved better as he'd allowed only a single run into the 7th when his defense failed him and Pirates '09 first rounder Tony Sanchez drove the runner in.  Aside from a single scoring chance the St. Lucie bats never really threatened in this one.
  • The Cyclones kept the undefeated dream alive winning their home opener 5-2 against Lehigh Valley last night.  Brooklyn jumped out early with a couple of firsts as CF Darrell Ceciliani tallied Brooklyn's first triple of the season and RF Cory Vaughn followed with the 'clones first bomb of the year.  RHP Wes Wrenn quickly gave up 2 runs to tie it up but settled down and kept the Iron Birds off the board with the help of some sterling defense in center by the aforementioned Ceciliani.  Strangely the Cyclones managed a total of 5 runs on only 4 hits.
  • The Rookie-level Kingsport Mets season kicks off tomorrow night against the Johnson City Cardinals.  Click here for a breakdown of the K-Mets Opening Day roster which is highlighted by a host of 2010 draft picks including upper round pitchers RHP Jeff Walters (6th round), RHP Ken McDowell (8th) and RHP Jacob Dagrom (9th).  On the offensive side a couple players to watch are '08 2nd rounder CF Javier 'Junior' Rodriguez as well as highly touted '08 IFA 3B Aderlin Rodriguez.
  • The GCL Mets beat the Marlins 3-2 in their opener last night.  Toolsy 2010 15th rounder CF Tillman Pugh's first 5 minutes as a pro were less than ideal:  He led off the game with a HBP and had to leave; that sucks.  Tonight the highly touted LHP Juan Urbina makes his pro debut.