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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/16

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Friday July 16, 2010

Let me start by saying I caught Inception last night.  Awesome. 

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (47-45)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-4, RBI, K (.260/.321/.464)
  • CF Jesus Feliciano: 1-6, RBI (.374/.417/.465) Made his one hit count in the bottom of the tenth
  • LF Lucas Duda: 1-5, R, K (.333/.391/.697)
  • SP Pat Misch: 6 IP, 4 ER. 7 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (0-2, 6.82, 25 IP, 32 H, 6 BB, 15 K, 1 HR)
  • RP Manny Acosta: 2.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR (1-3, 3.78, 33.1 IP, 27 H, 14 BB, 33 K, 4 HR) With a 5.54 ERA in June and now a 6.00 ERA in July, we're getting a glimpse of why the Braves cut him
  • REHAB ALERT - RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR; Apparently he's still got some work to do
  • ROSTER MOVE - After batting .282/335/.394, 2B/SS Justin Turner was called up to join the big club in SF last night to apparently rectify the mistake of Nick Evans getting ahead in this world; also look for anoher roster move soon, possibly Reyes to hit the DL soon
  • AA - Binghamton (49-44)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-4, 2 K (.302/.344/.534) Probably just a much needed day off after a busy ASB including an appearance in the HR derby as well as a few innings in the game itself
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 0-3, BB, K (.336/.381/.629) Gets right back to hitting after missing a few days with right shoulder pain
  • 2B Josh Satin: 0-2, R, BB (.300/.395/.400)
  • SP Robert Carson: 4 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K; Welcome to Double-A
  • RP Eric Niesen: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 K (4-4, 3.71, 53.1 IP, 43 H, 43 BB, 38 K, 3 HR) Made the move to the bullpen tonight
  • RP Eddie Kunz: 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K (5-5, 5.56, 77.2 IP, 77 H, 49 BB, 40 K, 4 HR) How often do you see two consecutive relievers with more walks than strikeouts?

    Hi-A - St. Lucie (47-43)

    • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-5 (.367/.380/.459)
    • DH Jordany Valdespin:1-5, 2B, K, CS(9) (.300/.336/.452)
    • CF Juan Lagares: 1-4, K (.244/.266/.300) Batting .429 with just one strikeout in his last five games is a nice sign that Lagares may be adjusting to Hi-A pitching
    • RF Rafael Fernandez: 3-4, 3B, RBI (.400/.415/.620) Batting .444 over his last ten games
    • SP Jeurys Familia: 3 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 3 K (2-5, 6.38, 67.2 IP, 66 H, 52 BB, 66 K, 2 HR)
    • REHAB ALERT - 2B Luis Castillo: 1-5, K; Played all nine in the field and had two chances including a successfully turned double play
    • REHAB ALERT - RHP Carlos Muniz: 1 IP, 0 ER. 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K; His first appearance since moving up from the GCL

    Lo-A Savannah (52-40)

    • 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4, K (.248/.324/.389)
    • RF Cesar Puello: 1-4, RBI, K, SB(39) (.262/.351/.318)
    • CF Pedro Zapata: 1-5, 2 RBI, R, K, SB(26) (.284/.344/.371) Finally back after eight days off
    • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, K (.355/.410/.447) Sixth two-hit game in his last eight
    • SP John Church: 3.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, E(1) (5-0, 1.26, 57 IP, 42 H, 20 BB, 48 K, 0 HR) First earned runs allowed since May 30th


    SS Brooklyn (18-10)

    • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-3, BB, SB(11) (.385/.442/.541)
    • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, 2 K (.269/.358/.577)
    • SS Rylan Sandoval: 0-3, 2 K (.309/.380/.557)
    • 3B Brian Harrison: 0-3, K (.269/.321/.654)
    • SP Angel Cuan: 6.2 IP. 1 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 6 K (3-0, 2.00, 36 IP, 34 H. 7 BB, 23 K, 0 HR)
    • RP Ryan Fraser: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (0-1, 0.71, 12.2 IP, 6 H, 6 BB, 21 K, 0 HR) Despite success in the 'pen, the 16th rounder with the big arm is ticketed for the rotation long-term

    RK Kingsport (11-13)

    • CF ZeErika McQueen: 0-4, RBI, R, BB, 2 K, SB(7) (.337/.357/.412)
    • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 4-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R, E(6) (.323/.359/.667) 
    • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-5, K (.333/.357/.527)
    • RP John Holdzkom: 1 IP, 0 ER (1 unearned), 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K (0-0, 11.25, 4 IP, 4 H, 8 BB, 8 K, 0 HR) The 6'7" righty has had a tough time harnessing his stuff since returning 

    RK GCL Mets (10-11)

    • DH Robbie Shields: 0-4 (.254/.338/.358)
    • Blake Forsythe: 1-3, K (.286/.286/.286)
    • LF Julio Concepcion: 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2 K (.310/.315/.451) I was surprised to see the athletic outfielder back for his second stay in the GCL at age 20
    • 2B Randoll Santana: 0-3, 3 K (.232/.338/.290)
    • SP Akeel Morris: 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K; First pro start for the wiry yet hard-throwing righthander from the Virgin Islands, the only high school pitcher seleceted by the Mets in the first 30 rounds of the 2010 draft
    • REHAB ALERT - RHP Brant Rustich: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K; Bounced back after a rough appearance

    Star of the Night

    On a night without any true standout performances, we're going to go back to the well and give this one to Kingsport 3B Aderlin Rodriguez off his 4-for-5 night.  He added a couple more doubles to his total, bringing his OPS to a robust .667.  I know I've said it a million times but his power is incredible, you just don't see that kind of strength at this level.  For reference, A-Rod has already jacked eight bombs in just 23 games in 2010; in 2009, the league leader in the GCL had nine bombs in 56 total games.  So yeah, this kid can crush.

    For the second night in a row the Goat is a Manny from Buffalo, this time Acosta as he allowed two runs in the eighth which led to Gwinnett bringing this game to extras.  Suddenly Acosta looks nowhere near ready for a major league bullpen.

    System Roundup

    • After an extra-inning comeback fell short for the Herd Friday, the shoe was on the other foot last night as the Bisons walked off on a CF Jesus Feliciano single, winning over Gwinnett 10-9 in ten.  Buffalo pitching was flat out terrible in this game, starting, relieving, all of it.  What do LHP Pat Misch, RHP Ryota Igarashi & RHP Manny Acosta have in common?  They all gave up multiple runs in this one; usually you'd feel pretty good going into the eighth with a five run lead but the Braves managed send it to extras, on the strength of three homers in the final two frames.  Thankfully the Bisons lineup was running on all cylinders tonight though all of the big performances came from non-prospects (Jacobs, Adams & Hernandez).  RF Fernando Martinez & LF Lucas Duda were a combined 1-for-9 with a run and an RBI.  Boxscore
    • This was a matchup of lefties making their rotation debuts tonight as Jo-Jo Reyes bested the newly promoted LHP Robert Carson as the Fisher Cats topped the B-Mets 6-2.  Carson found the going rough right away as he allowed two in the first and two more by the fourth. If you were wondering who would get dropped from the rotation to make space for Carson the answer came quickly as LHP Eric Niesen followed Carson for the first relief appearance of his pro career.  It's a shame as Niesen has really good stuff from the left side, he just can't control it; but I doubt this move is permanent.  Meanwhile Jo-Jo Reyes kept B-Mets hitters quiet all night, allowing just three hits in eight innings.  Boxscore
    • The Mets snapped their three-game win streak last night, falling to Dunedin 10-2.  RHP Jeurys Familia continued his big step back in 2010 getting lit up for six runs in just three innings.  All but one Mets hitter tallied a hit tonight, including three apiece for C Michael Barrett & RF Rafael Fernandez, but they just couldn't bunch them together.  Strangely the Mets outhit the Blue Jays 12-11 in this game.  Boxscore
    • The Sand Gnats won in this one 9-3 over Greenville.  RHP John Church's scoreless streak finally came to an end tonight as he was not very good but the bullpen picked him up with 5.1 scoreless innings to close this one out.  The lineup was also clicking tonight as they put up a four and a five spot after being no-hit through the first four.  DH Nick Santomauro & SS Wilfredo Tovar led the way with two hits apiece; it was Santomauro's first multi-hit game since June 30. Boxscore 
    • The Cyclones won their fourth straight last night 2-1 by virtue of a strong performance by starter LHP Angel Cuan against the Scrappers.  Cuan allowed just a run over nearly seven innings, giving way to a bullpen that wouldn't allow a run the rest of the way.  Cyclones bats weren't on fire tonight but a two-run bomb by SS Luis Nieves in the third put them on top for good.   Boxscore
    • The K-Mets won again last night as they doubled up on Bluefield 12-6.  Kingsport pitching was not great in this one but the K-Mets lineup was once again dominant as they managed to score in six separate innings.  Four different Kingsport batters had multi-hit games, including a very strong 4-for-5 night for 3b Aderlin Rodriguez which included two more doubles.   Boxscore
    • Rough day for the GCL Mets as they managed just four baserunners in this 6-1 defeat to the Marlins.  They were completely shut down by Marlins starter Scott Rembisz who has only allowed three earned runs all year.  On the bright side athletic OF Juan Concepcion continued his hot streak with an RBI double in this one.  Also we saw the debut of 2010 10th rounder RHP Akeel Morris out of the Virgin Islands; this kid definitely has some potential and should be interesting to watch this summer.   Boxscore