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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/24/17: Good pitching wins ballgames, bad pitching loses them

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

Joe Shaw
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (37-64)


The Redbirds jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, plating four runs off of Mitch Atkins in the first on a pair of two run homers by Alex Mejia and Pat Wisdom. Atkins helped his own cause by singling in Josh Rodriguez in the second to put the 51s on the board, but he allowed yet another home run, this time a solo shot, in the bottom of the inning, returning Memphis’ bulge to four runs. The 51s made it a closer game in later innings, but in the end, they were only able to close the gap to a two-run deficit.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (53-43)


P.J. Conlon and Harrisburg right-hander Taylor Hill both had it going yesterday afternoon, but the Rumble Ponies struck first, plating a run in the fourth. The score stayed 1-0 for a few more innings, until Binghamton tacked on a few insurance runs in the seventh. In the top of the inning, L. J. Mazzilli to drive in a run, and Conlon helped his cause by hitting a line drive into center to drive in another. Just like his Senators counterpart, Conlon also ran into trouble in the seventh, allowing two men to get on base in the bottom of the inning before Luis Rojas went to Tim Peterson. Peterson promptly gave up, but navigated out of the inning thanks to some good defense behind him. The right-hander from Puyallup, Washington pitched a scoreless eighth, and in the ninth, Cory Burns made quick work of the Senators to record his 12th save.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (12-18/45-53)


St. Lucie recovered from their 15-inning loss Saturday night with a crisp 3-2 win yesterday. Joe Shaw pitched his third quality start in a row, limiting the Fire Frogs to just two runs over his eight innings. One run scored in the bottom of the second, when Andrew Daniel led off the inning with a solo home run, and the other scored in the bottom of the third, when Brett Cumberland hit an RBI double. St. Lucie responded in the top of the fourth, when Peter Alonso drove in Jhoan Urena and Tim Tebow homered into right. The score stayed tied until the sixth, when Jeff McNeil led off the inning with a single and later came home to score on a Patrick Mazeika double.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (13-16/53-44)


Harol Gonzalez tossed his third complete game of the season, and came oh so close to making it a complete game shutout. He isn’t having as good a season as he had last year, and isn’t having as good a season as perennial rotation mate and brother-in-arms Merandy, but that’s two very encouraging performances in a row for Harol.

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (11-22)


Jose Medina the pitcher has been having himself a decent season so far in 2017, but last night will be one he’ll want to forget. The Mexican southpaw turned in his shortest outing of the year, lasting only three-plus innings. He gave up ten hits and allowed five runs- though only three were earned. The game would’ve been a route if Brooklyn’s bats hadn’t woken up in the bottom of the fourth. The Cyclones scored six runs that inning, but went silent after that. Aberdeen nickel-and-dimed the bullpen, and the Cyclones fell to ten games below .500 yet again.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (12-17)


I was looking forward to a Christian James start, but he was scrapped at the last moment and replaced by Aneury Olivo, who unfortunately is not on the same level as James. Lo and behold, the Dominican southpaw allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks over four innings. The Kingsport bats, meanwhile, had no answer to starter Joel Peguero or his replacement, Ryan Askew. They were able to tag Garrett Anderson for four runs- two in the eighth and two in the ninth- but by then, it was too little too late.

Rookie - GCL Mets (7-14)



  • C Wilfred Astudillo: 27 G, 75 AB, .160/.323/.227, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 17 BB, 19 K, 4/7 SB
  • C Alejandro Medina: 13 G, 38 AB, .316/.409/.316, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 15 K, 0/0 SB
  • C Alexis Marquez: 17 G, 48 AB, .271/.364/.333, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 BB, 5 K, 2/2 SB
  • 1B Wilmy Valdez: 21 G, 76 AB, .224/.263/.303, 2 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 4 BB, 21 K, 3/5 SB
  • 2B Jose Peroza: 30 G, 114 AB, .333/.379/.491, 15 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 9 BB, 20 K, 5/8 SB
  • 2B Yoel Romero: 39 G, 134 AB, .328/.429/.373, 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 23 BB, 21 K, 13/18 SB
  • 2B Luis Santana: 37 G, 133 AB, .308/.426/.436, 7 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 30 RBI, 20 BB, 16 K, 9/12 SB
  • SS Sebastian Espino: 37 G, 137 AB, .292/.364/.474, 11 2B, 7 3B, 0 HR, 22 RBI, 13 BB, 29 K, 1/3 SB
  • SS Sheryven Newton: 41 G, 154 AB, .292/.403/.403, 8 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 22 RBI, 29 BB, 32 K, 6/8 SB
  • OF Ezequiel Pena: 21 G, 56 AB, .071/.188/.125, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 25 K, 2/2 SB
  • OF Jean Carlos Soto: 29 G, 100 AB, .290/.371/.380, 5 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 14 BB, 14 K, 1/3 SB
  • OF Tulio Garcia: 27 G, 75 AB, .160/.323/.227, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 17 BB, 20 K, 4/7 SB
  • RHP Jhoander Chourio: No appearances in 2017
  • RHP Joel Romero: 4-3, 10 G/0 GS, 2.60 ERA, 17.1, 14 H, 1 HR, 8 BB, 11 K
  • LHP Daniel Guzman: 2-2, 14/0 GS, 3.32 ERA, 19.9 IP, 17 H, 0 HR, 6 BB, 18 K

Star of the Night

Harol Gonzalez

Goat of the Night

Jose Medina (LHP)