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Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 4

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

Champ Stuart - Gordon Donovan - 2015 Licensed
Champ Stuart
Gordon Donovan

*All results from games played from Monday, October 31 to Saturday, November 5

Monday, October 31: Scottsdale 5, Peoria 4 (Box)

Tuesday, November 1: Glendale 8, Scottsdale 7 (Box)

Wednesday, November 2: Scottsdale 8, Salt River 5 (Box)

Thursday, November 3: Glendale 2, Scottsdale 2 (Box)

Friday, November 4: Scottsdale 8, Mesa 3 (Box)

Saturday, November 5: AFL West 12, AFL East 4 (Box)

  • RHP Corey Taylor: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 11 P (7 S/4 B), 2 GB-0 FB


Gavin Cecchini: 11 G, .250/.347/.400 (10-40), 3 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 7 BB, 6 K, 0/1 SB, 5 E

Gavin Cecchini returned to the Scottsdale lineup on Tuesday, after sitting out for a few games after fouling a ball off his foot on Thursday, October 27. He only played in two games, both at shortstop, and notched multiple hits in one and none in the second.

Matt Oberste: 8 G, .034/.099/.034 (1-29), RBI, 1 BB, 8 K, 0/0 SB, 1 E

It finally happened, and Oberste notched his first Arizona Fall League hit, a sharp groundball into right that came on the first pitch he saw from Trey Gill-Cochrane on Friday.

Tim Tebow: 11 G, .135/.179/.162 (5-37), 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 12 K, 1/2 SB, 0 E

After stealing his first base during the third week of AFL action, Tebow tried to swipe another bag in the bottom of the fourth on Monday’s game. Having reached base on a fielder’s choice, he was thrown out by catcher Austin Wynns, an Orioles farmhand, and in the process injured his right knee in an awkward slide. He left the field on his own power, but was clearly walking gingerly. He missed two games, but returned to the lineup on Thursday, where he went 0-fer.

Champ Stuart: 12 G, .372/.400/.535 (16-43), 4 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 11 K, 8/8 SB, 1 E

Snubbed for a spot on the Arizona Fall League all-star game, the AFL Fall Stars Game, Stuart took out his frustrations on league, stealing three bases on Monday, going 2-5 with a double on Tuesday, and going 2-3 with a double on Wednesday. Stuart is second only to Yankees top prospect Gleybar Torres in OPS, and is sixth in the entire league. His three stolen bases early in the week allowed him to leapfrog the top speedsters in the league, and put the centerfielder at the top of the leader board. Stuart’s strike out rate is a bit high, but that is the norm for Stuart, who has average roughly a 30% strikeout rate for his minor league career. His walk rate is down in this small AFL sample, but he is scorching the ball and that is to be expected.

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: 5 G (2 GS), 12.2 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 5 K

Molina made only one appearance this week, coming out of the bullpen to relieve fellow Met Corey Oswalt on Thursday. He scattered two hits- a Danny Hayes line drive single into right and an Osvaldo Abreu ground ball back up the middle- and walked a batter, but ended up throwing three scoreless innings. The right-hander worked in the strike zone early, but his command of the zone became less crisp as his pitch count elevated. Though he failed to strikeout a batter, Molina notched seven ground balls.

Corey Taylor: 7 G, 10.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, HR, 3 HLD, 1 SV

Corey Taylor made two appearances this week, one of which in Arizona Fall League’s all-star game, the AFL Fall Stars Game. In that game, he came in in relief in the bottom of the fourth and pitched a 1-2-3 inning, needing only eleven pitches to retire Dodgers top prospect Cody Bellinger- who he struck out on five pitches- Orioles prospect D.J. Stewart, and Nationals prospect Drew Ward. Taylor’s fastball was consistently in the mid-90s, sitting 93-95 MPH, and topping out at 97 MPH. His three change-ups were clocked at 87, 86, and 86, while his one slider- which was used to strike out Bellinger- was clocked at 87 MPH.

Corey Oswalt: 5 G (5 GS), 18 IP, 16 H,11 R, 6 ER, 8 BB, 15 K, HR

Corey Oswalt made one start this week, tossing five innings on Thursday. He scattered three hits over five innings, with two unearned runs scoring thanks to a throwing error on the part of the defensively-challenged Yankees prospect Miguel Andujar. The right-hander was fairly efficient, needing 64 pitches to make it through five, and throwing almost two-thirds of his pitches for strikes.

David Roseboom: 8 G, 8.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 8 BB, 12 K, 1 SV

Thanks to an excellent relief outing on Tuesday that saw him strike out four batters in two innings, David Roseboom has gotten his peripherals back in order. The left-hander did not allow a hit in three innings of work over the course of the week, and was extremely efficient while doing so.