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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 7/23/11: Josh Satin finally enjoys buffalo wings right from the source

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/23

*All results from games played on Friday, July 22nd 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (42-58)_______________________________________


The last few starts not been kind to Bisons RHP Chris Schwinden. He looked like a pleasant surprise for much of the year, but as the BABIP and HR rates regress to more expected levels, so goes the ERA. The strikeouts were still there tonight, but he put a lot of guys on base and was victim to the longball. On the other side of the plate, the Bisons bats struggled to make the most of their opportunities, going just 2-11 with RISP. 2B Luis Hernandez homered in his second straight game, which, while perhaps a sign of the apocalypse, was not a harbinger of victory. Oh, and some guy named Satin debuted at third base.

  • 3B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2 K; So it wasn't a dream... 
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 0-5, 2 K
  • RHP Chris Schwinden: L, 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HR; The Ks were there, but the command wasn't. Combine that with his flyball tendencies and bad things can happen.

AA - Binghamton Mets (40-60)_____________________________________


Speaking of home run streaks, CF Matt Den Dekker bopped his fourth one in three games. But Binghamton's bats were quiet otherwise, and while RHP Toby Stoner kept the B-Mets in the game, LHP Eric Turgeon was there to let in some runs out of the bullpen and put the game out of reach. 

  • 2B Reese Havens: 0-3, BB, K (.278/.348/.487 // .261/.343/.413 @ AA)
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 1-1 (.222/.336/.285); Got tossed arguing a play at the plate. Looks like he will be back at 3B full time with Satin in Buffalo
  • CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-4, HR (6), R, 2 RBI, K (.240/.317/.472)
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-3, BB, K (.267/.389/.465); If only that slugging percentage was like 50 points higher...
  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.302/.348/.488)
  • RHP Brad Holt: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (4-7, 74 IP, 5.11, 58 K, 50 BB, 62 H, 6 HR) ; Reports have him hitting 94 out of the pen, which is certainly a tick higher than he was as a starter. 20 K, 8 BB as a reliever, though overall results have be decidedly mixed and he has had some outings where he has gotten knocked around.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (17-9 // 55-41)________________________________________

The rain that affected the Mets/Marlins game caused a postponement in St. Lucie. Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (17-11 // 56-41)__________________________________


RHP Yohan Almonte won a pitcher's duel for Savannah, which after starting the 2nd half strong, now finds themselves in a dogfight for the SAL South Division lead. LF Alonzo Harris provided all the offense for the Gnats, knocking a two run single in the fifth and a solo shot in the 8th.

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, 2B, K (.241/.333/.347)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-2, R, BB, K (.222/.277/.373)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4 (.229/.290/.281)
  • DH Blake Forsythe: 1-3, 2B, K (.231/.332/.370)
  • C Albert Cordero: 0-3, K, 3 E (13) (.239/.273/.312); I know errors aren't the be all and end all for catchers, and he has a very good defensive rep, but yeesh.
  • RHP Yohan Almonte: W, 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K, HBP (4-5, 80 IP, 3.49, 48 K, 16 BB, 73 H, 11 HR)

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (19-15)_______________________________________


Brooklyn's bats were bopping for the second straight game as they once again beat up on Manatee pitching. SS Danny Muno was the offensive hero tonight, with a pair of doubles amongst his four hits. He plated two Cyclones and scored three times himself. Three Cyclones pitchers combined to allow just one unearned run on 5 hits, while striking out 10 Aberdinians.

  • SS Danny Muno: 4-5, 2 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI (.358/.458/.556); Kid can flat out hit. Blahblahblah small sample size, college guy in the NYPL. That is all true, but the kid can flat out hit.
  • LF Javier Rodriguez: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI ( .244/.314/.419 // .267/.333/.427 @ SS-A
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 1-4, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI, K (.265/.356/.333); Hasn't shown the same pop so far this year.
  • CF Travis Taijeron: 0-4, K (.275/.391/.505)
  • C Nelfi Zapata: 1-4, R, 2 K (.224/.216/.347) 
  • RHP Tyson Seng: SV (2), 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K (0.1, 21.1 IP, 0.42, 19 K, 4 BB, 16 H, 0 HR)
Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (13-18)_______________________________________

1B Luke Stewart went 2-3, with a home run and six RBIs. The rest is just details. No need to bury the lede.

  • DH Camden Maron: 1-4, R, K (.297/.413/.352)
  • RF Tillman Pugh: Defensive replacement (.258/.327/.438)
  • LF Julio Concepcion: 0-4, 2 K (.339/.360/.440)
  • OF Gregory Pron: 3-4, R, RBI, K (.294/.351/.422)
  • LHP Juan Urbina: W, 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (1-3, 25 IP, 8.28, 21 K, 13 BB, 36 H, 4 HR); Step in the right direction, I guess.

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (16-11)_______________________________________


REHAB ALERT: RHP Erik Goeddel started, pitched an inning, and gave up the loan run for the GCL Astros on one hit. He did get three groundouts. Expect the Mets to take it very slow with him the rest of the season given his injury history. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the GCL the rest of the way.

DSL PEEK-IN: I don't know what else to say about 3B Elvis Sanchez's bizarre season. The 17 year old still has more walks than strikeouts and it hitting .154/.399/.236. He has a low BABIP, which is weird for he DSL, which is full of kids and journeyman, so you would think the defense would be subpar. He's also made 14 errors at third in 46 games. Then I remind myself he was born a week after Dookie was released, and I shouldn't read too much into any of this.

Over on the DSL Mets #1, OF Vincente Lupo is also struggling, hitting just .217/.343/.373. Again, with 17 year olds, it is difficult to go crazy about DSL stats without corresponding scouting reports. (though yes, if he was hitting .317/.443/.473 I would be tweeting about him constantly) 

 Star of the Night 

I guess SS Danny Muno would be the best candidate, but I'm going to order off the menu tonight and give you Kingsport 1B Luke Stewart. He drove in more than half of Kingsport's runs. Yes, RBIs are a terrible measure of actual value, and are a function of men on base. But six RBIs is six RBIs

Goat of the Night

Savannah C Albert Cordero managed to combine an 0fer with three errors. Defense aside, he hasn't hit a lick this year and has shown no secondary skills. At least Forsythe has some pop and will take a walk.