Mets Prospects Updates: Valdespin, Wheeler, Satin, Familia
Mets infield prospect Jordany Valdespin is having himself a breakthrough season with his bat and was recently promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Buffalo last week. So far, he’s been on a tear since joining the Bisons and has collected hits in each of his first three games batting an impressive .364 (4-11).
Prior to his promotion, the 23-year old racked up some impressive numbers posting a slash line of .297/.341/.483 for Bingo with 24 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 62 runs and 33 stolen bases in 404 at-bats.
Josh Satin continues to gain steam and it’s now believed he will be added to the 40-Man roster and be called up when rosters expand in September. Playing mostly first, second and third base, Satin is batting .324 with 12 home runs and 71 RBI in 417 at-bats with Buffalo and Binghamton. Satin had a 15-game hitting streak earlier this season and has a .417 on-base percentage for the year to go with a .933 OPS.
Zack Wheeler took the loss last night, but pitched okay in his third start for St. Lucie. The 21-year old allowed one run, five hits and three walks in five innings while striking out three.
After the game, Wheeler told TCPalm, “It was just that I couldn’t get command of my fastball tonight. I was all around the plate. I didn’t have my best stuff tonight, but I just tried to get ground balls or outs any way I can since I was struggling a little bit.”
One pitching prospect who has been getting little ink this month is Jeurys Familia who tossed five scoreless innings for Double-A Binghamton last night. It was another dominating start for Familia who allowed just two hits, walked none and struck out seven in five innings.
How good has Familia been so far this season? Well in 19 starts, he has pitched 103 innings, allowed just 86 hits, struck out 113 batters while walking 36. He has a combined 2.97 ERA between Single-A and Double-A.
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