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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/28/16: A tale of two Gabriels

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

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets
Gabriel Ynoa
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*All results from games played on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (65-71)


With word out that the Mets would be skipping Jacob deGrom this Monday, and will likely strategically rest other members of the rotation down the stretch, Gabriel Ynoa made a great case for himself, throwing eight shutout innings against the Salt Lake Bees. The offense, meanwhile, went bonkers as offenses in the Pacific Coast League sometimes do. Right out of the gate, Las Vegas plated six runs, knocking starter Kyle McGowin out of the game having recorded one out. The 51s were unable to keep up that break neck pace of scoring runs, but plated another three throughout the remainder of the ballgame. Gavin Cecchini had himself a particularly good night with the bat, going 5-5. With five hits last night, and two from Friday in his last two plate appearances, Cecchini now has seven consecutive hits. The middle infielder has had five multi-hit games in his last ten, and finds himself with the third-highest batting average in the PCL.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (61-70)


Phil Evans, Dom Smith, and Amed Rosario have carried the Binghamton offense, so logic would dictate that if you can shut them down, you have a better chance of winning a ballgame. The B-Mets trio were each held to a single apiece, and Bowie shutout Binghamton. In the shutout, Binghamton’s eighth of the season, the B-Mets went 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Logan Taylor made his first start since September 2015, and while it wasn’t laughably terrible, he wasn’t really particularly good, either. Already in a hole 2-0, reliever Alberto Baldonado didn’t help things, allowing the Baysox to score five more runs before he was removed. The Bowie trio of David Hess, the rehabbing Brian Duensing, and Bobby Bundy, on the other hand, had no such troubles against the scuffling Binghamton line-up.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (68-59 / 33-27)



Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (62-70 / 26-36)


Chase Ingram wasn’t exactly crisp, but a pitcher doesn’t have to be crisp when his team scores him seven runs in a single inning. The Colaflies jumped out at an early 1-0 lead in the first, but Ingram gave the run back and then some, allowing the Intimidators to plate two runs in the bottom of the second. In the top of the third, Columbia went to town on starter Max Beatty. Ten men came to bat against him, and eight reached base, either via hit, walk, or error. Danny Dopico got Kannapolis out of the inning without further damage being done, but seven runs is already considerable damage. The Intimidators tried to chip away, scoring a run in the fourth and three more in the sixth, but the large bulge the Colaflies created early, combined with a few late inning runs, held.

Short-A – Brooklyn Cyclones (33-34)


Gabriel Llanes did not have one of his better outings, and as a result, the teetering Cyclones fell back beneath the .500 mark for the season. The Crosscutters scored four runs before Brooklyn could finally answer, scoring a run on a passed ball in the fourth. Barely an inning later, Williamsport tacked on two more runs. The Cyclones eventually plated another run in the ninth, but it wasn’t even a competitive ballgame at that point, with the Crosscutters having plated another two in the interim, making it an 8-2 final score.

Rookie – Kingsport Mets (22-41)


For the third time this season, Joel Huertas tossed at least five innings of no-hit baseball. Unfortunately, his counterpart on the Danville Braves, Ian Anderson, was just as good, and the two teams found themselves in a one of the better pitcher’s duels this season in the Appalachian League. Connor Buchmann was the straw that broke the camel’s back, replacing Huertas in the sixth and immediately giving up Danville’s first hit and their first run. He would allow another run before giving way to Gregorix Estevez. Estevez held the Braves hitless and scoreless, but the offense was not able to score before nine innings were up.

Rookie – GCL Mets (23-27)


Star of the Night

Gabriel Ynoa

Goat of the Night

Gabriel Llanes