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Mets Daily Farm System Report 6/24 -- Fulmer Signs, Vaughn's High Flyin' Debut

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*All results from games played on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Before we get to the games, let's all give a hardy cheer as the Mets have inked their supplemental round selection, Oklahoma prep pitcher Michael Fulmer. Read up on the projectable righty in Alex's scouting report here. No word yet on the dollar amount that it took to buy him out of a commitment to Arkansas though as the source was Fulmer himself:


AAA - Buffalo Bisons (30-45)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 1, DURHAM 4 (Box) The Herd allowed one run in four separate innings, each a nasty little paper cut, as the Durham Bulls -- the Mighty Ducks of Baseball -- struck out an even dozen by way of Alex Torres's annoying start. When Torres left, Nick yanked one over the left field wall. But not much besides. A couple of doubles by F! and Evans (big game), and forgettable pitching performances from I forget. Gets better below.

AA - Binghamton Mets (25-45)_____________________________________

AKRON 2, BISONS 7 (Box) The B-Mets snuck in six-and-a-half before a torrential downpour averted the potential downfall, and the 7-2 lead was put-in-the-books. But maybe we're looking at a new B-Mets? Readers, they were 3-2 this home stand. Last night, Jordany Valdespin reached on an infield single before advancing on an error, swiping third, and getting singled home. Woah, that's baseball. It got better, as a hero drew a walk and paved way for Allan Dykstra to double a pair of runs onto the ledger. In the third we were at it again. Valdespin single, Valdespin steal, Reese Havens rib-eye double, and a sac fly by-the-by. In the fourth, a homer by Raul Reyes. That means "Wise Wolf King" in corrupted Latin. On the pitching side, Collin McHugh celebrated a belated Bloomsday with a 8 K, 3 BB performance in 5 innings. Not as long as Ulysses, but roughly the same ratio of brilliance to nonsense.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (39-32)________________________________________

ST. LUCIE 8, JUPITER 0 (Box) Best of all the best stuff in this awesome game was the 3-3 with a homer performance by newly promoted awesome hero Cory Vaughn. Experts suggest his .1000/.1000/.2000 line is not sustainable unless he's got what it takes.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (39-30)__________________________________


Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (5-2)_______________________________________

BROOKLYN 1, HUDSON VALLEY 4 (Box) Left handed youngster Carlos Vasquez struck out five of the first half-dozen he threw to, and looked solid heading into an unassuming fifth inning of a scoreless game. He struck out the first batter and the second was picked off after reaching on a single. Two outs. Then: single single double walk error and the hook. Drat. Might not have been so bad had the 'Clones scored a few but they didn't. The important thing is, they're a half-game in front of the hated Stankees.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (0-3)_______________________________________
JOHNSON CITY 2, KINGSPORT 1 (Box) Kingsport play their home games at Hunter Wright Stadium, making me think there should be a promotion with David all camo'd up John Kerry style, looking just as weird. An exciting game, it seems, but a losing one. Kingsport's arms didn't do too much to make this look like a pitching duel. The starter Akeel Morris went 3.1 and struck out four, but also walked four, wildly pitched four, and plunked a pair. The middle relief ate up a huge, scoreless swath, but fanned nobody. On the Cardinals' side it was sort of the same deal. Maybe this game sucked. Hero left fielder Julio Concepcion is having a nice little start, with five hits in three games, but all singles and no walks. Still winless in Kingsport.

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (1-2)_______________________________________

GCL METS 5, GCL Marlins 3 (Box) Our right fielder is named Thomas De Wolf, and I'm thinking how rad it would be if his name was Peter. (He went 0-3 and I don't think I'm supposed to cover him.)

Beaming Star of the Night

Cory Vaughn got promoted and absolutely rocked it. Laser shots and a home run and "Co-RY! Co-RY!" But today he'll grant a partial share of those laurels to a grissiony Jordany Valdespin, who ignited both B-Met rallies with hits and a pair of heads-up swiped bags. He also walked. Jordany is hitting .288/.340./473 with 21(!) stolen bases in Bingo with a shortstop's "6" penciled next to his name. He's an athletic kid with alotta potential, but 16 errors and a 17.1 K% are the less "Michael" aspects of "Jordany." Gritty-ass night though.

Stinking Goat of the Night

Easily Michael Fisher, who went 0-4 with 3 Ks and a fielding error. In my line of work (museum security guard), that would be like four nodding-offs with three stolen paintings and a botched bathroom-directions. That rarely happens.

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