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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/19/21: Prospects shine bright like a diamond

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

Mark Vientos
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (34-54)





ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Yennsy Diaz to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets recalled C Chance Sisco from Syracuse Mets.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (41-49)


For the last two weeks, Mark Vientos has been on the shelf due to COVID-19 protocols. He was finally able to be penciled into the lineup yesterday and made an immediate impact, taking Portland starter Frank German deep in the very first pitch that he saw. With 21 home runs, Vientos trails only Pete Alonso’s 26 in terms of organizational home runs. All five of Binghamton’s runs came on the long ball, in fact; Matt Winaker and Luis Carpio both went yard, the former a second two-run shot off of German and the latter a solo shot in the eighth off of southpaw Dominic LoBrutto. The Sea Dogs managed a pair of runs off of Dustin Beggs, but nothing came of them.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (35-55)

Early on, a big second inning by the first place Renegades seemingly put the game in doubt, but the Cyclones had a massive second half, not only catching up to Hudson Valley but blowing them out of the water. Francisco Alvarez hit a bomb to dead center in the fourth to put Brooklyn on the board and a few innings later, burgeoning prospect Jose Peroza hit a shot of his own to make it a 5-4 game. Josh Hejka and Hunter Parsons each gave up a run apiece in the sixth and seventh, giving the Renegades some very needed insurance, but in the end, those runs wouldn’t matter as the Brooklyn offense went absolutely nuts in the eighth. Nine consecutive Brooklyn batters reached base to start the inning off, the first out of the inning coming on a rare “runner hit by batted ball in play” when Antoine Duplantis hit a ball to the right that hit runner Tanner Murphy. The Cyclones scored seven runs in total, with the highlights of the inning being Jaylen Palmer’s bases loaded triple that just missed being a grand slam by a few inches and Jeremy Vasquez’ two-run blast. Brian Metoyer made things interested in the bottom of the ninth, running up a 3-2 count with bases loaded and two outs, but got the final Renegades batter to strike out, ending the game and Brooklyn’s six-game losing skid.

Of note, in that ninth, Francisco Alvarez removed himself from the game after returning the ball to Metoyer. As he was throwing the ball, he grimaced in pain and called over his coaches. He was not in agony and remained calm and collected, so whatever he felt in his throwing arm/shoulder hopefully is nothing serious, but these are a Mets-affiliated team, so…

ROSTER ALERT: Brooklyn Cyclones placed RHP Bryce Montes de Oca on the 7-day injured list.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (48-41)


The Mets have been very careful managing Junior Santos’ innings workload this season, and for the second consecutive inning, it seemed like the 20-year-old was going to make it to seven innings pitched. The big right-hander seemingly ran out of steam in the sixth after scattering a few hits, walking one, and allowing a run. He led off the seventh with a walk, and as the is the case almost 33% of the time, that leadoff walk came back to bite him, as two runs would eventually score. Santos was removed with bases loaded and wunderkind Jasson Dominguez at the plate. Luckily, Sammy Tavarez was effectively wild, getting the phenom to strike out on five pitches, only one of them in the strike zone. Juan Uriarte tripled in the top of the eighth and scored on a balk, cutting St. Lucie’s deficit to 3-2, but they would be unable to do anything else.



ROSTER ALERT: RHP Grant Hartwig assigned to FCL Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Matt Cleveland assigned to FCL Mets from St. Lucie Mets.

Star of the Night

Mark Vientos

Goat of the Night

Brendan Hardy