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Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 3

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Catch up on all the Mets Arizona Fall League action from the past week!

Arizona Fall League Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

*All results from games played from Monday, October 24 to Saturday, October 29

Monday, October 24: Glendale 12, Scottsdale 3 (Box)

Tuesday, October 25: Peoria 5, Scottsdale 3 (Box)

Wednesday, October 26: Surprise 6, Scottsdale 1 (Box)

Thursday, October 27: Scottsdale 9, Salt River 7 (Box)

Friday, October 28: Scottsdale 6, Surprise 3 (Box)

  • CF Champ Stuart: 1-2, K
  • RHP Corey Oswalt: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 65 P (45 S/20 B), 5 GB-4 FB
  • RHP: Corey Taylor: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 28 P (19 S/9 B), 1 GB-0 FB)

Saturday, October 29: Surprise 6, Scottsdale 3 (Box)

WEEK THREE TOTALS

Gavin Cecchini: 9 G, .258/.359/.419 (8-31), 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 6 BB, 5 K, 0/1 SB, 5 E

Gavin Cecchini came into week three looking like one of the better hitters in the Arizona Fall League, but a pair of rough 0-fers in two of the three games he played this week put a damper on that. Adding insult to injury, he left Thursday’s game early after fouling a ball off of his foot and didn’t play for the rest of the week.

Matt Oberste: 6 G, .000/.000/.000 (0-23), RBI, 0 BB, 7 K, E

Oberste continues looking for that elusive first hit.

Tim Tebow: 9 G, .125/.176/.156 (4-32), 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 12 K, 1/1 SB

After notching two hits last week, Tim Tebow added another two: a single into center and double into left-center. The single came off of a 92 MPH Alez McRae fastball down and away, and the double came off of a 93 MPH Chris Ellis fastball down in the zone. Both hits were on Tebow’s first swing, continuing his pattern of being aggressive at the plate. While on first, he successfully stole his second base, showing an improved situational awareness on the base paths, as the quarterback-turned-outfielder has made more than a few baserunning blunders in previous Arizona Fall League games.

Champ Stuart: 9 G, .375/.412/.531 (12-32), 2 2B, HR, RBI, 2 BB, 8 K, 5/5 SB, E

Champ Stuart cooled off a bit last week, logging only two hits, but he got back into the groove that he started the Arizona Fall League in, having multi-hit games in three of his four games this week. With a .375 batting average, Stuart is tied for second in the entire league. He also added another stolen base to his total and remains one of the most efficient base stealers in the AFL so far. If he was able to hit like this on a more consistent basis, over the course of an entire season, with his plus speed and glove, the Bahamian center fielder would be a bona fide prospect.

Tomas Nido: DNP

Nido has yet to get into a game, but given that he was named to the AFL taxi squad and thus only available to play on certain days, we knew that he wouldn’t be playing too much over the course of the season.

Marcos Molina: 4 G (2 GS), 9.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 5 K

Molina looked mostly effective in his first two outings, but he struggled this week in a pair of relief outings. The biggest difference between his first two outings and his last two seemed to have been his control. Molina was all over the zone, and his command of the strike zone simply did not look as sharp as it had been earlier. His stuff seemed fine, mixing in his fastball, change-up, and slider- and, if the PITCHf/x algorithm was not mis-categorizing a fastball with a little extra movement, a cutter. His fastball sat 90-92 and touched 94 MPH exactly once, the hardest he’s thrown it in all four AFL appearances, while his change-up sat in the mid-80s and his slider low-to-mid 80s.

Corey Taylor: 6 G, 8.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, HR, SV (1)

Taylor has pitched better in six games than his numbers might suggest, as he has been victimized by some poor defense and a home run in a small sample size. He has been a little less efficient than he was in prior weeks, but the right-hander is still posting good ball-to-strike ratios and has been efficient in his pitch count in longer outings.

Corey Oswalt: 4 G (4 GS), 13 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 7 BB, 12 K, HR

Oswalt was pedestrian in his one start this week, and poor defense behind him did not help matters.

David Roseboom: 6 G, 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 8 K, SV (1)

Roseboom gave up his first earned Arizona Fall League run on Monday in a forgettable middle relief outing, but he ended the week strong, throwing a perfect inning on Thursday to notch his first save. He has been more effective going after hitters than in weeks past, throwing a percentage of strikes.