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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/7/21: Butto? More like Butt-o

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

Jose Butto
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on Sunday, June 6, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (11-19)

BUFFALO 5, SYRACUSE 2 (BOX)

The Buffalo Trenton Thunder were in control for all of this one. Cavan Biggio hit a home run in the first inning to give them the lead, and though Syracuse tied things up at 1-1 in the fourth, the bullpen gave up two runs in the sixth and the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (9-20)

BINGHAMTON 9, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6 (BOX)

Binghamton recovered from their loss on Saturday night and won another one, their fifth game this month, making them the hottest affiliate in the system. New Hampshire took an early lead, but their bullpen fell apart in the later innings. With a 2-1 lead, reliever Sean Rackoski gave up a pair of runs in the sixth, and in the seventh, Connor Law gave up six runs on three home runs off the bats of Will Toffey, Hayden Senger, and here’s a blast from the past: Desmond Lindsay. Thomas McIlraith gave up a run in the eighth and Josh Hejka three in the ninth to make it interesting, but Jared Robinson finished out the ninth to preserve the win and stave off the Fisher Cat comeback.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (9-18)

JERSEY SHORE 11, BROOKLYN 6 (BOX)

No offense to any family members of any Jersey Shore BlueClaws who very randomly might be reading this, but the Jersey Shore BlueClaws are not a very good team. Their most noteworthy player is catcher Logan O’Hoppe, who is far from a bona fide top Phillies prospect. The Cyclones, on the other hand, are a good team. Ronny Mauricio, Brett, Baty, and Francisco Alvarez are not only three of the Mets’ top hitting prospects, but they are all highly ranked national prospects- and will be even more highly ranked come this summer when the Midseason lists come out. The big three had good afternoons, and when that happens, it should mean that the Cyclones win. They did not. Instead, they kind of got blown out. There is no question that Brooklyn has a potent offense. Their pitching? Not so much. Multiple scouts during my various days at FirstEnergy Park that the Cyclones starters and Cyclones relievers are not only not good, but just plain ol’ bad. Jose Butto was plain ol’ bad. He was given the lead and then quickly coughed it up. And then coughed some more, and then coughed some more. To the contrary of some prospect lists that rely on second-hand information, or stats, Jose Butto is not good. He has a solid changeup, so I’m not going to say that he’s plain ol’ bad, but he is certainly not good. Brett Baty, on the other hand, is quite good. Generally speaking, I’ve been the low guy on him for years for a variety of factors, but at this point, there is no denying that he is the Mets’ top hitting prospect.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (17-13)

ST. LUCIE 2, FORT MYERS 0 / 6 (BOX)

Oscar Rojas ended up throwing a complete game shutout thanks to some assistance from Mother Nature. Warren Saunders doubled in a run in the fifth and Alex Ramirez stole home in the sixth, and the two runs would be enough to snap St. Lucie out of their June swoon. Even without the shortened game, Rojas looked pretty good, limiting the Mighty Muscles to just a single hit.

Star of the Night

Francisco Alvarez

Goat of the Night

Jose Butto