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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/5/21: Weeeeee’rrrreeee baaaaccccckkkkkk

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

Francisco Alvarez
Francisco Alvarez
Ken Lavin

*All results from games played on Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (1-0)


Jordan Yamamoto was originally scheduled to start this game, but because Jacob deGrom was a late scratch for his start, the right-hander was summoned to St. Louis to join the Mets. In his place, veteran Jerad Eickoff made the start. The 30-year-old didn’t miss a beat, throwing six innings of two-run ball, giving up both runs on a Socrates Brito home run in the top of the fourth. Those two runs tied things up, as Syracuse scored a pair in the third, but the game wouldn’t stay tied long, as the Mets scored another two in the fifth and tacked on an additional run on a David Thompson solo homer in the sixth.

LF Drew Ferguson: 0-3, BB, 2 K, 2 SB (1, 2), CS (1)

CF Jake Hager: 1-4, R, RBI

SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-2, 2 BB, SB (1)

DH Deivy Grullón: 0-4, 2 K

3B: Brandon Drury: 0-4, K

RF Khalil Lee: 1-4, 2 K, PO, CS (1)

1B David Thompson: 1-4, R, HR (1), RBI, 2 K

C Martin Cervenka: 2-3, 2 R, HR (1), RBI, K

2B Drew Jackson: 1-3, R

RHP Jerad Eickoff: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W (1-0)

RHP Stephen Nogosek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, H (1)

RHP Drew Smith: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, S (1)

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-1)


The start of the game was delayed due to inclement weather but Binghamton didn’t waste any time once the first pitch was thrown, plating a run on a Wagner Lagrange single. Tylor Megill kept the RubberDucks off the board in the first few frames, but they eventually broke through in the third, tying things up at 1-1 apiece. The tie didn’t last long as Australian Baseball League batting champion Carlos Cortes laced a line drive into right in the fourth to drive in a run and put Binghamton back on top. Akron tied it in the bottom of the eighth but once again the tie did not last long, as Luis Carpio doubled in a pair in the top of the ninth to give the Rumble Ponies a 4-2 lead. Joe Zanghi came in in the bottom of the inning and was having trouble throwing strikes, walking two and bringing the go-ahead run to the plate. He continued having difficulty finding the zone against Oscar Gonzalez and the left fielder made him pay when the right-hander threw something down broadway just to reestablish a sense of the zone, sending the 1-0 fastball over the center field wall for a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth.

LF Carlos Cortes: 2-4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K

2B Luis Carpio: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB, K

DH Sebastian Elizalde: 3-5, K, CS (1)

3B Mark Vientos: 0-4, BB, 2 K

RF Wagner Lagrange: 1-4, RBI, K

1B Jeremy Vasquez: 1-3, R, BB

CF Desmond Lindsay: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K

C David Rodriguez: 0-3, BB

SS Manny Rodriguez: 0-3, R, BB

RHP Tylor Megill: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K

LHP Andrew Mitchell: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

RHP Trey Cobb: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, BS (1)

RHP Joe Zanghi: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, HR, BS (1), L (0-1)

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (1-0)


Josh Walker had himself a day. The first pitcher to ever toe the rubber for the High-A East Brooklyn Cyclones, the left-hander threw five innings of no-hit ball, walking one and striking out eight. Far from deGroming him, the Cyclones offense fired on all cylinders, scoring two in the first, one in the second, two in the third, and one in the fourth. Though he was rolling, manager Ed Blankenmeyer elected to remove the southpaw after he pitched the fifth, as he was at 68 pitches and it was the injury-plagued pitcher’s first start in nearly two years. Eric Orze made his professional debut following Walker and added on one additional no-hit inning before allowing a solo homer to Tourists first baseman Scott Schriber in the seventh. Mitch Ragan gave up another solo shot in the eighth, but held the Tourists scoreless in the ninth.

LF Antoine Duplantis: 0-4, BB

DH Cody Bohanek: 1-3, 2 R, BB, HBP

SS Ronny Mauricio: 2-4, 2 R, BB, K

3B Brett Baty: 2-4, 3 RBI, BB, CS (1), E (1)

2B Luke Ritter: 1-5, R, 2 K

CF Scott Ota: 2-4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K

1B Joe Genord: 1-5, 2 K

C Hayden Senger: 2-5, 2 R, HR (1), RBI, K

RF Gerson Molina: 0-3, BB, 3 K

LHP Josh Walker: 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, W (1-0)

RHP Eric Orze: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HR

RHP Mitch Ragan: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (1-0)


Shortly after a 1-2-3 top of the first that saw right-hander Joander Suarez throw the first pitch in a professional minor league baseball game in over a year, Pete Crow-Armstrong reached base on a routine fly that right fielder Diowill Burgos had trouble tracking down in the sun, making him the first Mets minor league hitter to reach base in 602 days. In typical Mets fashion, he attempted to steal second, overslid the bag, and was called out despite beating the throw by a mile. Ultimately, that out would not actually matter, as the St. Lucie offense showed what they can do when everything clicks. The team combined to log a whopping 18 hits, 7 of which went for extra bases- setting the record for most hits in a Low-A Southeast game.

CF Pete Crow-Armstrong: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K, CS (1)

SS Shervyen Newton: 2-6, R, 3 RBI, 2 K

C Francisco Alvarez: 4-5, R, 2 RBI, BB; Only hit one double on the night but he had two other hard-hit balls that could’ve easily gone for extra bases if the Jupiter defenders hadn’t made excellent plays.

1B Warren Saunders: 1-4, R, RBI, 2 BB

DH Jaylen Palmer: 1-6, R, 3 RBI, 3 K

LF Zach Ashford: 3-4, R, BB

3B Jose Peroza: 2-5, R, 2 K

2B Brandon Fryman: 2-5, 2 R, RBI, K, SB (1)

RF Cole Kleszcz: 1-4, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K

RHP Joander Suarez: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, HR

RHP Austin Faith: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3K, W (1-0)

RHP Hunter Parsons: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, H (1)

RHP Colby Morris: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HR

Star of the Night

Francisco Alvarez

Goat of the Night

Joe Zanghi