Winter League Update: Thole Batting .389, Mejia 10.50 ERA

An article by posted on October 30, 2009

Here is a quick look at how some of our boys are performing in the Winter Leagues and the Arizona Fall League. Most of these leagues are just getting underway so keep in mind that these are very small sample sizes. The Mets will also have some players appearing in the Puerto Rican League when their season begins in two weeks.

Venezuela

Josh Thole (C) - Our catcher of the future is tearing it up and currently batting .389 with a .484 on-base percentage and a 1.003 OPS in 54 at-bats.

Chris Carter (LF) - Our newest Met is batting .333 with a .901 OPS in 45 at-bats.

Lance Broadway (P) – Broadway has pitched in five games including three starts. He has a 2.45 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched, striking out 12 and walking 8.

Note – Venezuela is an extreme hitters league and almost half of the hitters are batting over .300.

Dominican Republic

Fernando Tatis (LF) - Although he’s no longer officially a Met, Tatis is batting .360 with a .887 OPS in 25 at-bats.

Tobi Stoner (SP) – Stoner has won both of his starts and sports an impressive 1.64 ERA to go with his 2-0 record. In 11 innings pitched he has struck out 8 and walked 3.

Jordany Valdespin (2B) – Batting .357 in 14 at-bats with one homerun, and has committed 3 errors.

Note – Fernando Martinez is expected to play in the DR, but has yet to report for duty.

Arizona Fall League

Ike Davis (1B) – Through 10 games comprising 41 at-bats, Davis is batting .341 with 2 homeruns and 9 RBI. He has a 1.102 OPS, but has struck out 10 times or about 25% of his at-bats.

Ruben Tejada (SS) – Tejada is batting .333 with an OBP of .400 in 36 at-bats. He also has 3 stolen bases and has been perfect in the field.

Scott Moviel (RP) – In 4 appearances he has logged an impressive 0.00 ERA in 7 innings pitched with a 0.86 WHIP.

Jenrry Mejia (SP) – Mejia is 0-2 in 3 starts with a 10.50 ERA. In 6 innings pitched he has been torched for 7 runs on 10 hits and 7 walks.

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