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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/18/17: New Mets make an impact

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

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*All results from games played on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (49-76)


In his first game in Triple-A, Jeff McNeil went 2-for-4 with a steal, starting at second base. Newly acquired Travis Snider also had a good day, going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI, as did Phillip Evans, who launched his ninth home run of the season. The real star of the show was the pitching, however, as the five Las Vegas pitchers struck out twelve and combined for a very rare PCL shutout.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (71-49)


Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (23-31 / 33-35)


It was a dramatic night in Clearwater, with two of the Mets’ recent acquisitions featuring prominently in a comeback win. The Mets had a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth thanks to a three-run home run from Jhoan Urena, but Stephen Nogosek allowed a run in the sixth and another in the seventh to tie the game at three. Clearwater took the lead in the eighth, but Michael Paez doubled and scored on a wild pitch to tie things up in the top of the ninth to force extras. After Wuilmer Becerra and J.C. Rodriguez drove in runs in the top of the tenth, Gerson Bautista locked down the save with a perfect inning of relief.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (22-29 / 40-28)


The Fireflies’ pitching was excellent in a shutout victory, with Jose Carlos Medina leading the way in six inning start. He didn’t get the win, however, as Columbia didn’t manage any runs until a five run rally in the eighth. That rally was highlighted by a three run double from J.J. Franco, which gave the Fireflies a 4-0 lead at the time. Dash Winningham drove in Franco two batters later with a single. Andres Gimenez looked like a young Jose Reyes in the win, going 3-for-4 with three steals.

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (15-39)


Brooklyn is a bad team and they had another bad night. Chriss Viall, the Mets’ sixth round pick out of Stanford last year, pitched effectively per Steve Sypa. He went four innings, striking out four, and allowed only one run, and needed only 51 innings. The bullpen unfortunately collapsed behind him, with Jake Simon allowing six hits and three runs in only 1.2 innings. The Cyclones’ offense didn’t do anything to back Viall up either, managing only four hits and striking out a whopping 15 times.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (24-28)


Kingsport’s pitching was excellent, allowing only three hits and no walks in a shutout victory. All three hits were allowed by Joe Cavallaro, with Billy Oxford and Aaron Ford following that performance up with four hitless innings. The Met offense wasn’t great either, but a walk, a single, and a ground out was enough to push across the one run they’d need for the win.

Rookie - GCL Mets (15-28)


Mets second round pick Mark Vientos led the way for the GCL Mets, launching a solo home run as part of a 4-for-5 performance. Kenneth Bautista also had a big day, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. On the pitching side, Matt Cleveland, one of the Mets’ top prep picks from last season, struggled, tossing four innings of three run ball and walking four. He did strike out four, but also made an error.

Star of the Night

Mark Vientos

Goat of the Night

The Brooklyn Offense