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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/06/15: Bro's the dude

Catch up on all of the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action!

Brandon Brosher
Brandon Brosher
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (47-37)_______________________________________


Double-A - Binghamton Mets (41-40)_____________________________________


These are games Binghamton really should win. At 30-53, the Portland Sea Dogs really aren't a good team. And yet, here we are, with Portland having just beat the B-Mets. John Gant, making his first start with Binghamton since May 23rd, didn't really pitch as bad as a quick glance at the score might lead you to believe, though he wasn't exactly good, either. Errors by Eudy Pina and Aderlin Rodriguez cost Bingo runs- though, ultimately, the Sea Dogs' pitchers held them to only one run, so earned or unearned runs really make little difference at the end of the day.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (40-41 /5-6)_____________________________________


You may be asking yourself, "Who is Mickey Jannis?" And you may ask yourself, "How do I work this?" And you may ask yourself, "Where is that large automobile?" And while you tell yourself that that is not your beautiful house, and that that is not your beautiful wife, I'll tell you who Mickey Jannis is. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 44th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of California State at Bakersfield. After two decent years with the organization in 2010 and 2011, the right-hander has bounced around independent (Frontier and Atlantic Leagues) and foreign (Australian Baseball League) leagues. Most recently, he had been pitching for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. He posted a 6-2 record, holding opponents to a .182 BAA, leading the league in ERA (1.18), strikeouts (67), and innings pitched (83.2) when he inked a deal with the Mets on Thursday. I know, I know. You're saying to yourself, "Steve, his fastball sits in the mid-to-high 80s from the right-side. Why should I even care about this minor league wash out?" Did I mention he's a knuckleballer?

Yes, the knuckleballing Mickey Jannis got off to a rocky start, giving up two runs in the first three innings of the game, but he settled down and did not issue a hit for the rest of his time on the mound (though he did walk two). Down by two, St. Lucie tied things up at 2-2 when Victor Cruzado launched a Kohl Stewart offering over the right field wall in the fourth. Sac flies by Champ Stuart and Matt Oberste gave St. Lucie a 4-2 lead but Robert Coles was unable to hold it when he relieved Jannis in the eighth. The reliever gave up three runs on two hits and three walks, putting the Mets behind with only three outs left. St. Lucie fought back, putting the tying run on third with less than three outs, but like their parent team, were unable to get that runner home.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (43-37 / 4-6)__________________________________


The Sand Gnats and the Drive duked it out yesterday, and thankfully, the good guys won. Greenville scored three runs in the bottom of the first off of Rickey Knapp, but Savannah immediately answered, scoring four runs on a Jean Rodriguez RBI single and a mammoth Vicente Lupo home run. Greenville tied things up 4-4 in the bottom of the second, so Savannah scored another run in the third. And the fourth. The lead didn't last long, as the Drive plated runs of their own in the sixth and eighth, tying things up once more. Patrick Biondi got things started in the ninth, doubling into left and taking third on a wild pitch. John Mora drove him with a sac fly in to give the Sand Gnats a one-run lead, and Eudor Garcia added a solo home run of his own for good measure to make it 8-6.

ROSTER ALERT: Wuilmer Becerra was transferred to the Disabled List, while Tim Peterson was activated. Becerra left Game One of the Sand Gnats doubleheader on Saturday. Toby Hyde suspects a hamstring tweak, based on his odd gait while legging out a double. Peterson, meanwhile, was suspended earlier in the season for testing positive for Trenbolone and served an 80-game suspension.

SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (11-5)_______________________________________


After Enmanuel Zabala, Vinny Siena, and Jeff Diehl reached base against Mitch Gueller, Brandon Brosher launched some post-Independence Day fireworks in the form of a first inning grand slam. Jose Celas quickly gave a run back up in the second and only lasted three-plus innings because of his high pitch count due to six walks and four strikeouts. In the sixth, Brooklyn loaded the bases with no outs, but somehow came out of it with scoring only one run. The same mistake wouldn't be made twice, and when the bases were loaded with no outs in the seventh, Brooklyn made the Crosscutters pay. Brandon Brosher laced a line drive into center to clear all the duck off the pond, giving him seven RBI for the evening. Suffice to say, Williamsport was not able to overcome that deficit.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (6-7)__________________________


Greeneville got on the board first, plating a pair of runs off of Audry German in the top of the fourth. They wouldn't have the lead for very long, as Dash Winningham bashed a home run over the right field wall to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth. In the bottom of the seventh, Kingsport was gifted a run when the Astros pitcher, Devonte German, balked with Darryl Knight on third. They added a pair of much more legitimate insurance runs on the board in the eighth, when Patrick Mazeika connected for a homer over the right field wall. Joe Shaw replaced German in the ninth, looking for his second save of the season. He made things exciting by allowing back-to-back singles to start the inning but successfully worked out of the mess without allowing a run to score.

Rookie - GCL Mets (7-4)__________________________


Team W L GB
GCL Marlins 7 3 ---
GCL Mets 7 4 0.5
GCL Nationals 5 7 3
GCL Cardinals 3 8 4.5

Select DSL Check-Ins

Name Position Games Innings Pitched ERA Hits Walks Strikeouts
Jhoander Chourio RHP 1 (0 GS) 1 18.00 1 3 0
Daniel Guzman LHP 7 (4 GS) 26.1 3.42 26 7 18
Joel Romero RHP 8 (1 GS) 19.1 2.33 18 9 13
Name Position Games At-Bats Average OBP Slugging HR BB K SB
Edgardo Fermin SS 25 87 .241 .385 .287 1 18 21 5/6
Tulio Garcia OF 20 60 .167 .315 .183 0 12 27 1/1
Kenny Hernandez SS 25 94 .128 .183 .181 0 5 22 2/2
Yoel Romero SS 19 59 .051 .152 .051 0 5 21 0/3
Juan Uriarte C 27 97 .237 .308 .309 1 8 10 0/2

Star of the Night

Brandon Brosher

Goat of the Night

Robert Coles