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2015 Mets Minor League Preview: GCL Mets

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The youngest players in the organization will look to get their professional careers started on the right foot with the GCL Mets.

Brandon Brosher, one of many intriguing catchers the GCL Mets have rostered
Brandon Brosher, one of many intriguing catchers the GCL Mets have rostered
Chris McShane

The GCL Mets open their season today against the GCL Marlins. Jose Carreno will serve as 2015 skipper, joined by Ender Chavez as hitting coach and former Met reliever Royce Ring as pitching coach.

Pitchers

Name B/T Height Weight Age (DOB) 2014 Experience
Bernard, Derrick R/R 6’2" 190 23 (4/08/92) RK (GCL)
Carreno,  Luis R/R 6’ 170 19 (8/12/95) FRK (DSL)
Castro,  Alejandro R/R 6’ 180 22 (1/15/93) N/A
Chavez,  Anthony R/R 6’2" 185 22 (11/08/92) N/A
Durham,  Alex R/R 6’4" 185 18 (9/16/96) RK (GCL)
Estevez,  Gregorix R/R 6’5" 200 21 (4/12/94) FRK (DSL)
German,  Edwin R/R 6’3" 175 22 (9/10/92) FRK (DSL)
Gonzalez,  Merandy R/R 6’1" 175 19 (10/09/95) FRK (DSL)
Guedez,  Ronald R/R 6’1" 160 19 (1/26/96) FRK (DSL)
Huertas,  Joel S/L 6’3" 210 19 (2/14/96) RK (GCL)
Martinez,  Jose R/R 6’1" 160 21 (1/18/94) FRK (DSL)
Medina,  Jose L/L 6’2" 180 18 (8/25/96) RK (GCL)
Montijo,  Marbin R/R 6’ 160 18 (7/04/96) FRK (DSL)
Uceta,  Adonis R/R 6’1" 195 21 (5/10/94) FRK (DSL). RK (GCL)
Walters,  Jeff R/R 6’3" 210 27 (11/06/87) AAA

Catchers

Name B/T Height Weight Age (DOB) 2014 Experience
Brosher, Brandon R/R 6’3" 225 20 (2/17/95) RK (APPY)
Maria,  Jose R/R 5’9" 195 20 (11/30/94) FRK (DSL)
Moscote,  Victor R/R 6’1" 155 21 (5/10/94) FRK (DSL)
Ricardo, Lednier R/R 5’10" 180 27 (1/13/88) FR (Serie Nacional de Cuba)
Sanchez,  Ali R/R 6’ 175 18 (1/20/97) FRK (DSL)

Infielders

Name B/T Height Weight Age (DOB) 2014 Experience
Ayabar,  Cecilio R/R 6’ 165 21 (11/23/93) FRK (DSL)
Burdick,  Dale R/R 6’ 175 19 (10/12/95) RK (GCL)
Correa,  Franklin R/R 5’9" 180 19 (1/01/96) FRK (DSL). RK (GCL)
Crisostomo,  Luis L/R 6’1" 180 21 (12/09/93) FRK (DSL)
De Aza,  Yeffry R/R 6’ 170 18 (1/14/97) FRK (DSL)
Maracaro,  Alvin R/R 5’9" 180 22 (2/10/93) RK (GCL)
Rasquin,  Walter R/R 5’9" 160 19 (3/21/96) FRK (DSL)

Outfielders

Name B/T Height Weight Age (DOB) 2014 Experience
Barring,  William R/R 6’1" 200 22 (4/24/93) N/A
Bautista,  Kenneth R/R 6’3" 210 17 (8/07/97) N/A
Cespedes,  Ricardo L/L 6’1" 160 17 (8/24/97) FRK (DSL)
Medina,  Jose R/R 6’3" 170 18 (10/21/96) FRK (DSL)
Paulino,  Dionis L/L 6’3" 190 21 (6/20/94) FRK (DSL)

Players to watch

Signed for $690,000 in 2013, Ali Sanchez was considered the second best catcher available among international rookies and the twenty fifth best player overall. A quality defender, there have been some skeptics regarding his bat. After performing well with the DSL Mets, will Sanchez silence the doubters?

A lefty with some projection, Jose Medina has been an intriguing player since posting the lowest ERA among starting pitchers with at least 50 innings in all of minor league baseball in 2013 (0.35 in 52 IP). With a fastball that sits around 90 MPH from the left side, a developing curve and change-up, and a maturity on the mound, can the youngster translate the success he had in 2013?

One of the youngest players to be eligible to sign during the 2013-2014 international signing period, Ricardo Cespedes shows a lot of promise. With a solid swing with gap power, good speed, and the ability to play center field for the time being, can the Dominican youngster develop into a bona fide prospect?